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)
click on the image to link to download page
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:16 pm
Thanks for the post! The mini species one is great with photos included : )
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..
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!!!!
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
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:35 pm
Interesting name John, you can see why too. They are a bit bream lookin.
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:38 am
Really good guide! Good info! Cheers
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!
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:20 pm
Both are grate thanks
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:21 am
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:44 pm
Just joined the forum, great info here. Thanks
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:52 am
Thanks Steve, I just printed out both of those booklets, will be very useful thankyou!!
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:21 pm
Cheers,just what i was looking for......
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:51 am
That mini species guide is very good... especially as atleast 4 of my photos are in it
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:42 am
Saved nicely to iPhone. Nice one. Thanks.
Mon May 23, 2011 10:04 pm
Great Guide there
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:24 pm
Many thanks. now just to catch some fish
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:44 am
Great stuff, both very handy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:06 pm
thanks for the post, I think ill go and do some mini species hunting
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:10 pm
Very nice, a well made book with the photos.
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