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Availability of sea fish species by month

Post by rabbi2 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:41 am

I have noticed that quite a few folk ask what am I likely to catch at this time of the year so for them I decided to list them bearing in mind that this is only to be used as a guide and not as a Bible. OK here goes,


From the Shore
Bass from mid April to end of November.
Coal fish from Jan to April.
Cod from Jan to April.
Conger All the year round.
Dab Jan to April.
Flounder Jan to middle March.
Garfish from May to October.
Mullet form May to October.
Mackerel from April to December.
Plaice from April to end of November.
Pollack from End of April to middle November.
Pouting From middle of Feb to middle of December.
Ray S Eyed From June to December.
Ray Thorn from April to end of October.
Ray Spotted from June to middle of November.
Ray Blond from June to end of November.
Turbot from June to end of November.
Whiting from middle Jan to end of April.
Wrasse from middle of may to middle of November.

Please note that this is only a rough guide as there are so many variables , wind, tide and weather. this is aimed at the newcomer to sea fishing.

I will do a similar post under general boat fishing later. Hope you find this helpful. Tight Lines
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Post by Welchy » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:38 am

Thanks for that Rabbi2 very informative.

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Post by mrix » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:47 am

Thanks rabbi2, as you say its a rough guide but still a bloody good one at that! :)
I have made it a sticky in this forum!
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Post by sniggle » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:59 pm

If you`ve run out of doggies up there let me know and i will get some sent up.Got a few spare off hampshire!

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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:09 pm

Sorry about that but it was about 8.40 in the morning and hadn't had my morning brew, more than likely I left a few out but what the hell.Lol

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Post by waverider14 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:27 pm

A very good guide especially for new fisherman like me....

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Post by fishguy » Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:52 pm

thanks rabbi and how about skates- are they caught from shore?

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Post by rabbi2 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:46 pm

They are caught from the shore mainly in the thames estuary and in the outer hebrides, available about the same time as ray's. Some time since I saw a shore caught skate, they are declining in numbers that I do know. Hope this helps. keith

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Post by rabbi2 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:04 pm

That BBM he's like the scarlet pimpernel he's everywhere, he dont miss a trick do ee by gum! :D :D :D :D

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Post by rabbi2 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:11 pm

Yep I sure did, but did you see the look on BBMs face? He wasn't for showing you where the other bottle was lol :D :D :D >:) >:) >:)

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Post by Cabrat » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:39 am

Did you ever manage to do the boat one Rabbi2
If so where did you hide it please. :D :D :D

Thanks in advance.

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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:13 am

No but I will do before weekend. cheers keith :D :D :D

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Post by Cabrat » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:43 am

Cheers Keith, :D :D :D

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Post by rabbi2 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:37 pm

I will add it to the existing post and mark it as boat species. keith :D

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Post by merris999 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:53 pm

rabbi2 wrote:They are caught from the shore mainly in the thames estuary and in the outer hebrides, available about the same time as ray's. Some time since I saw a shore caught skate, they are declining in numbers that I do know. Hope this helps. keith
"Skate" down kent are rays, and their wings are called "skate" in the chippy not the huge "skate" speacies that are a deep water northern fish, and i am reliably informed (as i have yet to catch one) their shore season is march to september from Sheppy in march and making Sandwich about may-june in numbers though as with all fish they dont care and can be caught outside of these time

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