what are these species

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what are these species

Post by jay180 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:16 pm

took the boy fishing while on holiday in devon.. it was his 1st time beach fishing and he had a bass and flounder at sidmouth and then i took him to to exmouth harbour to fish the estuary... we had pollock on feathers, wrasse from the rocks and 2 species which im not sure what they are, i guessed they might be blennys or gobys but am not sure, any help would be welcomed...
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all fish in picture no.3 were kept in a large bucket for 30mins and returned safely... jay



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Post by Cabrat » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:40 pm

Nice pics Jay

Sorry i can't help u with identification but u know me I don't catch enough to know waht a fish is lol lol

Glad ur lad had a good time

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Post by fishingnuts95 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:59 pm

hi jay not 100 % sure but i think picture no.1 is a blenny. not sure about picture no.2. also well done on the fish caught!
thanks
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Post by Nixon » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:30 am

Hi, The first two look like Blennys,the third looks like wrasse(hard to see),fourth looks to be a small bass,and the last one is a flatfish of some kind,again,hard to tell from a small picture.
I'm probably wrong on all counts :D
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Post by jay180 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:25 pm

found out fish in photo no.1 is a tompot blenny, still trying to find out what the fish in no.2 is, been sea fishing over 20 years caught loads of species but those 2 eluded me, and they BITE HARD ON FINGER TIPS!!! :( cheers
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Post by pjs » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:12 pm

Small pic, so a little hard to see. Probably a common blenny. Also heard of it being called a sticky finger fish as they will attach themselves (by biting) to your finger (doesn't really hurt).

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Post by con4 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:58 pm

pic 1 is a basking shark m8 :D

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Post by fishmad » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:50 pm

the first 2 pics look like gobys to me 3 are definately wrasse 4 is a schoolie bass and the last one has been run over :)

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Post by manic_muppet » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:34 am

Myself and my nephew mark caught one of those in Pic1 last tuesday at Bridlington. A guy said it was a rockling which i knew was wrong, I said it was a tosspot blenny, so i agree with everyone else. :D

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