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After many an argument on the beach, in the pub and the administering of a chinese burn in the car park we have narrowed our definition of the sporting fish species as follows:


  • Bass
  • Mullet
  • Mackerel
  • Garfish
  • Black Bream
  • Conger
  • Pollack
  • Tope
  • Brill
  • Smoothhound
  • Wrasse
  • Trigger Fish

We are not saying that other species aren't worth catching, but what we are saying is that there is something special about the fight, the method employed or the degree of difficulty involved in catching these fish that elevates them to be prized above others.

You may take a different view and if you feel strongly enough about it, make your case to us by getting in touch and we'll publish your suggestions for either inclusion or exclusion from the list.


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