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Garfish

About

The Garfish (belone belone) is bluish green on the back shading to silver on the body. It has a very flexible, long eel like body and a distinctive bird like bill. It is a fish of the upper layers and in the summer months it is not unusual to see large numbers harrying brit at the surface. It is reputedly a good fish for the table but its internal colour scheme of bright green bones puts a lot of people off.

Season

Late spring to early autumn.

Methods

Spinning with small shiny artificial lures. Float fishing.

Baits

Small strips of mackerel or garfish.


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