Tag Archive for 'Guernsey fish'

First record of silver dory, Zenopsis conchifer, in Guernsey waters

June 1st, 2012 by Richard Lord

Pierro Le Cheminant fishing on his trawler, Amy Blue, at the northern end of the Big Russel to the north of Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey lowered his trawl in about 30 metres of water on the afternoon of 30 May 2012.  His net accidentally caught the edge of a reef. He retrieved his net which […]

Atlantic saury, Scomberesox saurus, caught on Banc au Nord on 24 September 2011

September 26th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Mark Platt fly fishing on Banc au Nord to the north-east of Sark on 24 September 2011 caught a 95 gram Atlantic saury, Scomberesox saurus. This fish had a total length of 340 mm, a fork length of 323 mm, and a standard length of 306 mm.  It will be submitted as a Guernsey angling record.

British record Couch’s seabream turn up in Guernsey waters

September 13th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Couch’s seabream, Pagrus pagrus, a member of the family sparidae, first appeared in Guernsey recreational angling records on 1 August 1993 when A.C. Billon caught a 382 gram specimen. Couch’s seabream have been caught in Guernsey waters in nearly every year since then. Life-long angler and former Guernsey Press angling columnist Len Le Page reported […]

Atlantic salmon and sea trout from Guernsey’s west coast

June 13th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Two salmonids turn up in Guernsey waters.  These species can be confused because of their similar appearance. During high tide at 3 pm on 11 June 2011 an Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, was caught near Fort Hommet on Guernsey’s west coast.  The salmon was captured using a live sand eel as bait.  The salmon weighed […]

Diplodus bream population in Guernsey waters

May 31st, 2011 by Richard Lord

Martyn Vinning, Manager at Phoenix Fish in St Peter Port, received an unusual bream, which he brought to my attention on the morning of 31 May 2011.  He thought it might be a white bream, Diplodus sargus.  The bream had been caught by Nick Vining netting off Ladies Bay on the north coast of Guernsey […]

Potential Channel Island record sized megrim caught on 15 April 2011

April 17th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Mick Le Sauvage, drifting off the western edge of Godine bank to the south of Sark on 15 April 2011, landed the largest recorded recreationally-caught megrim, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis, in Channel Island waters. His megrim was caught at 1 pm at 49° 22.35 north and 2° 25.2 west using a smooth or red sandeel, Gymnammodytes semisquamatus, […]

Guernsey fisherman captures unusual ray north of the island

March 8th, 2011 by Richard Lord

While trawling four miles north of Guernsey at 3 pm on 7 March 2011 Pierro Le Cheminant on the Guernsey trawler Amy Blue landed a very pale ray that may be an albino blonde ray, Raja brachyura. Having never seen such a pale ray before Mr. Le Cheminant decided to resuscitate the fish.  Had he […]

The Seahorse Trust has been nominated by ebay as ‘charity of the week’ for the week of 18 April

March 7th, 2011 by Neil Garrick-Maidment

The Seahorse Trust has been nominated as charity of the week on ebay in the week starting the 18 April 2011. You can help to raise funds for the Trust by nominating it as your charity if you buy or sell on ebay. The Seahorse Trust is already an ebay charity and so you can […]

Lumpsuckers turning up on the Guernsey shore

February 4th, 2011 by Richard Lord

On the morning of 3 February 2011, Alan Brehaut found a lumpsucker, Cyclopterus lumpus, on the shore at Rocque Poisson, L’Eree Bay, St Pierre du Bois on Guernsey’s west coast.  He found the dead fish 60 feet down from the high water mark.  The fish had a total length of 26 cm and a total […]

Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda, a member of the tuna family caught near Hanois Lighthouse, Guernsey on 21 November 2010

November 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Guernsey commercial fisherman Peter Merrien landed a fish he had never seen before while fishing for bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, near Hanois Lighthouse off Guernsey’s south-west coast on 21 November 2010. He caught a bonito, Sarda sarda, which is a member of the tuna family, scombridae.  The fish was given to the author on 29 November […]