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Species



Pouting


A bit of a problem fish at times, mainly after dark.

The majority are small but they can get to a couple of pounds from the shore.


Identification:

A plump silver fish, very small scales and a big eye.

Hard to mistake for anything else with the barbuls under the chin as well.

Size:

The average size would be about half a pound, a specimen being over 1lb in weight.

They do get bigger but it's a fish not really targetted other than during competition.

Season:

There will be smaller fish through most of the year but ultimately an autumn fish

Bait:

Fishy baits are the norm when targetting pout, sandeel or mackerel fillet on a smaller hook.

They will however take most things offered to them including worm baits meant for other species.

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Method:

Bottom fishing is the way to go, normally found over mixed and clean ground close to shore but can be caught near wrecks and reefs when on the boat.

A simple 2 hook rig with size 1 hooks will be the best bet here unless you need to clip down for distance at the mark you are fishing.

Where to Catch:


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