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Gar fishing



The Garfish (belone belone) is bluish green on the back shading to silver on the body. It has a very flexible, long eel like body and a distinctive bird like bill. It is a fish of the upper layers and in the summer months it is not unusual to see large numbers harrying brit at the surface. It is reputedly a good fish for the table but its internal colour scheme of bright green bones puts a lot of people off.


Late spring to early autumn.


Spinning with small shiny artificial lures. Float fishing.


Small strips of mackerel or garfish.

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