Bait – sand eel, prawn, worm
Method – ledger, plaice spoon
Sandy beaches and estuaries are the best locations to fish for dover sole and other flat fish
Dover Sole are oval in shape with small eyes that are close together. They have a round nose with a curved mouth. The nose has an opening on the underside. They are muddy brown in colour.
Length is 30-70cm
Spring – Early Summer
Order – Heterosamata
Latin Name – solea solea
Family – Solidae
Dover Sole are bottom dwellers and like shallow waters with sandy and muddy bottoms
Dover Sole are an excellent eating fish
We recommend cooking them, like plaice on the bone under the grill. Spread a little butter on the and add a dash of lemon juice and some seasoning prior to cooking.
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