Carrigaholt, Ireland (IE)
Gurnard - from the Triglidae family - are also known as sea robins due to their large pectoral fins which mimic bird’s wings in appearance. They are bottom-dwelling fish, living down to 200 m. Sea robins can be caught by dropping a variety of baits and lures to the seafloor.
There are three different types of gurnard - red gurnard (Chelidonichthys cuculus), grey gurnard (Eutrigla gurnardus) and tub gurnard (Chelidonichthys lucerna) - which vary in shape, size and colour but rarely exceed 40cm in length.
Cod is a common name for a number of other fish species, like the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and the Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus). Cod are caught in colder and fairly deep waters, close to rocky areas, wrecks and drop-offs. Cod can weigh over 50kg.
The common dab (Limanda limanda) is a species of flatfish that inhabits the sandy seafloor of the North Sea, southern Baltic Sea, Bay of Biscay and also Iceland. Although the average catch is a 20 cm dab, there are specimens that weigh up to 40 centimetres (17 in) in length with a weight of around 1 kilogram (2.3 lb). Dab is a very good eating fish.
A Flounder is a flatfish and several species are distinguished. They camouflage themself by lying on the bottom of the ocean floor to ambush their prey and also as protection against predators.
Flounder are very good eating fish and can grow up to 60 centimeters (20 inch).
The tope shark or school shark (Galeorhinus galeus) is a type of ground shark found worldwide in temperate seas. Tope can grow up to two meters in length. This shark is a critically endangered species.