Tag Archive for 'recreational fishing'

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 […]

Catch and release of uncommon Guernsey grey gurnard

May 19th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Richard Seager with his party of recreational fishermen on Out the Blue landed a grey gurnard, Eutrigla gurnardus, on the afternoon of 19 May 2011. This species is uncommon in Guernsey waters but abundant elsewhere in northern European waters. An ICES report states that grey gurnard “is by far the most common gurnard in the […]

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, […]