Fish Identification & Sizes


Basic fish identification & sizes of species that you may catch in the Abersoch and Llyn area, dont forget that it is a great feeling to catch any fish, but once you have identified it please do not kill it unless you are taking it home to eat or you are going to use it for bait.

Catch it, weigh it, photograph it and put it back for our children to catch

Bass


Minimum size 36cm

Bass

Codling


Minimum size 35cm

Codling

Whiting


Minimum size 27cm

Whiting

Garfish*


Minimum size N/A

Garfish

Bream


Minimum size 23cm

Bream

Dab


Minimum size 15cm

Dab

Flounder


Minimum size 25cm

Flounder

Plaice


Minimum size 27cm

Plaice

Thornback Ray


Minimum size N/A

Thornback Ray

Spotted Ray


Minimum size N/A

Spotted Ray

Mullet*


Minimum size 20cm

Mullet

Dogfish


Minimum size N/A

Dogfish

Tope*


Minimum size N/A

Tope

Bull Huss*


Minimum size N/A

Bull Huss

Turbot


Minimum size 30cm

Turbot

Gurnard*


Minimum size N/A

Gurnard

Weaver*


Minimum size N/A

Weaver

Mackerel*


Minimum size 20cm

Mackerel

Wrasse*


Minimum size N/A

Wrasse

Herring


Minimum size 20cm

Herring

Pollack


Minimum size 30cm

Pollack

Congratulations when you catch any of the above listed fish, catching a sizeable fish is a great feeling, but you don’t have to kill the fish unless you are taking it home for the pot or for bait. Our seas aren’t a bottomless pit of fish, the minimum sizes limits are there to guide you.

All above with * next to their name aren’t very good for eating, so just enjoy catching them.

Catch it, weigh it, photograph it and put it back for our children to catch....