All deepwater species caught by the Killybegs fleet today while fishing for Blue Whiting out west of Donegal on the continental shelf edge. Anyone know what they are? Any help appreciated.
bleedin mad lookin????
on a serious note, first pic, a john dory?
3rd pic, long one a garfish? actually dont know
Bottom pic, middle fish is, I think, an Orange Roughy
Could be a Rays Bream
A small Greenland Shark??
I think the 2 thin fish in the bottom picture are scabbard fish.
1 deffo a rays bream
2 yip tis a greenland shark
3 possible Megrim
4 possible scabbardfish
5 possible smoothead
6 deffo a Black scabbardfish
7 deffo an Alfonsino
8 deffo a Hatchetfish
I think 3. could be a greenland halibut
1st one is a rays bream alright. Interesting find there, you should send them off to the "Irish Skipper" mag, they always like to have photos of the more unusual catch...
Number two isn't an immature nurse shark is it? I'm on mobile and its hard to see
hatchet fish in the last pic is cute looking in a horrific kinda way
greenland shark, you can tell by the tail!!!
Cheers for the info, all these fish are quite abundant through the blue whiting from the deep so i doubt if they are rare to those who fish the exteme deep out west. There is also a big white fish with red strings or ribbons coming off it but the head decomposes vey quick and is never on it by the time it gets ashore for a decent pic. Here is a better pic of number 3 up there, maye a cornish blackfish or greenland halibut?
ah yeah, better pic.. yeah its a cornish blackfish alright.. looked flatter in the other pic!!
Dem scabbard fish are nice to eat....had some in Madeira.