Coalfish (Pollachius virens)

Coalfish (Pollachius virens)

IRISH RECORD COALFISH: The Irish Record Coalfish of 15.1kg for Roger Barham (UK) taken off Castletownshend, 30th of August, 2003

IRISH RECORD COALFISH: The Irish Record Coalfish of 15.1kg for Roger Barham (UK) taken off Castletownshend, 30th of August, 2003

Specimen weight: 6.804 kg (15 lbs)
Record: 15.1 kgs, Castletownshend, 2003

Three dorsal, two anal fins. Pelvic fins tiny. Tail-fin forked. Lower jaw the shorter in young juveniles, but protruding in larger examples. A barbel present, but so minute as not to he noticeable. Lateral line a white stripe, nearly straight (not marked by a white stripe in young juveniles). Dark green or blackish green above, paler on the sides. Grows to about 40 lb.

Note: ★ ★ Very good time to fish Coalfish
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