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Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby stevecrow74 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:00 pm

here are two downloadable guides to help you identify fish species, the first is by the central fisheries board (now inland fisheries ireland) and the second made by SAI members Ronald and stevecrow74

both are .pdf format (you will need acrobat reader to view these files)

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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby tomgrey » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:16 pm

Thanks for the post! The mini species one is great with photos included : )
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby scrob » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:36 pm

I have both these printed out, they helped me distinguish between a huss and LSD the other day and also a pouting and poor cod. Great reference material and also handy to have the irish specimen weights too..
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby cathalger » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:01 pm

Thanks for this, most helpful. I think I have been calling corkwing wrasse ballan wrasse also. And I now know my friends wee blue one was a rock cook (have photo). My father told me these fish( of which the ballan is by far the most commonly encountered here) were called rock mourin. At least thats how he said it. Another local name still used a lot is Bavan. Whether Bavan or Mourin, no one would have paid that much attention to there being varieties of these fish and the one name did them all. My father and uncles all fished purely for the pot and these fish were given no respect at all, simply as they considered them inedible and hard to handle.

This is a most helpful posting!!!!

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2012 Sea species:- Pollack, Coley, Mackerel, Cod, Bass, Sea Trout, Haddock, Plaice, Dab, Flounder, Red Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Pouting, Whiting, Corkwing Wrasse, Ballan Wrasse, Lesser Spotted Dogfish, Brown Trout caught on beach.
2011 Sea species:- codling, L.S. dogfish, coley, whiting, pollack(4lb 3oz), sea trout, shore conger eel (15lb), ballan wrasse, grey gurnard, plaice, dab (and lobster).
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby JOHN1 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:07 pm

cathalger wrote: My father told me these fish( of which the ballan is by far the most commonly encountered here) were called rock mourin.


an old local name for them around Dunlaoghaire was ROCK BREAM i still hear it used by some of the older lads on occasion :wink:
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby cathalger » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:35 pm

Interesting name John, you can see why too. They are a bit bream lookin.
2013 Sea Species:- Bass, Flounder, 5 Beard Rockling, Shore Rockling, Whiting, red gurnard, grey gurnard, Pollack, coley, mackerel, sea trout, cant remember cos I didn't update at the time.....
2012 Sea species:- Pollack, Coley, Mackerel, Cod, Bass, Sea Trout, Haddock, Plaice, Dab, Flounder, Red Gurnard, Grey Gurnard, Pouting, Whiting, Corkwing Wrasse, Ballan Wrasse, Lesser Spotted Dogfish, Brown Trout caught on beach.
2011 Sea species:- codling, L.S. dogfish, coley, whiting, pollack(4lb 3oz), sea trout, shore conger eel (15lb), ballan wrasse, grey gurnard, plaice, dab (and lobster).
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby MichaelCassells » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:38 am

Really good guide! Good info! Cheers
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby XmartyX » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:59 pm

Great link. I have been trying to identify fish to my young lad when I wasn't 100% sure myself!
Very big fish get to be very big fish by eating very small things very carefully!
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby equium » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:20 pm

Both are grate thanks
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby gfkelly1969 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:21 am

lifetime species fishing and rock pool
1 dogfish,2 whiting,3 flounder,4 two spot goby,5 mackerel,6 pollack,7 common blenny,8 European eel,9 butterfish,10 Deep-snouted pipefish,11 rock goby,12 poor cod,13 corkwing wrasse,14 coalfish,15 turbot,16 tompot blenny,17 dab,18 dragonet,19 shorerockling,20 thornback ray,21 three bearded rockling,22 sandeel,23 grey gurnard,24 sea scorpion,25 scad,26 plaice,27 ballen wrasse,28 bullhuss,29 conger eel,30 blue shark,31 blonde ray,32 cod,33 pouting,34 topknot,35 Fifteen-spine Stickleback,36 mullet,37 Sand Goby,38 Montagu's Blenny,39 Three-spined Stickleback,40 goldshinny wrasse,41 painted goby,42 five bearded rockling,43 Sand-Smelt,44 Small-headed Clingfish ,45 sole

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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby joxer » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:44 pm

Just joined the forum, great info here. Thanks
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby Shep » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:52 am

Thanks Steve, I just printed out both of those booklets, will be very useful thankyou!!
Species 2011 - 19 - Coalfish, Flounder, Pollack, Shore Rockling, Dab, Plaice, Dogfish, Long Spine Sea Scorpion, 5B Rockling, Pouting, Poor Cod, Corkwing Wrasse, Ballan Wrasse, Goldsinny Wrasse, Whiting, Shanny, Codling, 3B Rockling, Mackerel.

Species 2012 - 5 - Coalfish, Flounder, Pollack, Dogfish, Pouting ,Whiting.

Want -Conger,Short Spined Sea Scorpion, Cuckoo Wrasse, Tope.
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby macka1 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:21 pm

Cheers,just what i was looking for......
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby Davy Murdoch » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:51 am

That mini species guide is very good... especially as atleast 4 of my photos are in it :lol: :lol:

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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby Murf » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:42 am

Saved nicely to iPhone. Nice one. Thanks.
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby willboy86 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:04 pm

Great Guide there
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby cornieboy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:24 pm

Many thanks. now just to catch some fish
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby dexs7 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:44 am

Great stuff, both very handy
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby wicklow91 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:06 pm

thanks for the post, I think ill go and do some mini species hunting :D
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Re: Guide to Identifying Species and mini Species

Postby seamoth » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:10 pm

Very nice, a well made book with the photos.
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