Rockling, Three Bearded (Gaidrosparus vulgaris)

Rockling, Three Bearded (Gaidrosparus vulgaris)

Portrush produced this 1.19 kg Three Bearded Rockling for David McCormick, 2012

Portrush produced this 1.19 kg Three Bearded Rockling for David McCormick, 2012

Specimen weight: 0.794 kg (1.75 lbs)
Record: 3 lbs 1 oz, Arklow, 1990

Sometimes called Spotted Rockling. Superficially suggestive of a small ling. A single dorsal fin, with a low vibratile membrane in front of it, set in a chink in the back. One anal fin. Two barbels on snout and one under chin. Yellow-brown to reddish in colour, dappled with dark brown spots or blotches. Grows to about 2 lb.

NOTE: Several other species of rockling occur between and beyond tidemarks. They vary in size, colour and number of ” beards”.

Note: ★ ★ Very good time to fish Three Bearded Rockling
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