fish recognition?

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fish recognition?

Post by illustriousgreen » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:59 pm

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can anybody help me to identify this fish, my pal reckons its a monkfish, but im really nos ure what it is and he is really not certain himself.



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Post by Rocko » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:48 pm

it looks like a mean bugger to me not a monkfish its small and dorsal could be pois so distant lionfish family have seen similar pics but can not place it
weied and wonderfull as our waters warm up

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Post by manic_muppet » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:33 am

Hi, its hard to tell from above, but it looks like a Scorpion fish, check out the sticky on the general forum. theres a few pics on there. Cheers..Mick

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Post by TrulyMadlyDeeply » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:48 am

I am not sure what the fish is called but they are abundant in rock pools.

They look nasty but the worse thing they can do is gum you to death! Their mouths, although big relative to their size is design to crust small shrimplike creatures.

They also breathe out of water for a long time! Caught quite a few in a shrimp net and then freelined one out to see how it went. Caught a schoolie bass on it!! That was at Sharrow Point.

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Post by jacko69 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:18 am

As mick said its a sea scorpion always abundent around rock marks

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Post by monsterfish » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:47 pm

Sea Scorpion. They are dead easy to catch on small ragworm baits near harbor walls at night! :D

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thanks

Post by illustriousgreen » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:13 pm

cheers guys, it was caught on open water whulst at anchor off of losymouth in scotland. Using a large mackerel fillet.

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