Monkfish (Squatina squatina)

Monkfish (Squatina squatina)

Record: 73 lb, Fenit, Co. Kerry, 1980

Monkfish – suspended from ISFC list of eligible species

Sometimes confused with the angler fish (which is marketed as “monkfish”) but this species is a cartilaginous fish. Looks like a cross between a shark and a skate., but is more closely allied to the former. Mouth terminal, instead of back behind snout as in sharks and skate. Grows to about 100 lb.

Note: ★ ★ Very good time to fish Monkfish
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