Long thin eel like fish with a beak (a bit like a swordfish). They have a greeny bluey back and silver belly.

Length is 80cm

May – June

Order – Synentognathi
Latin Name – belone belone
Family – Belondidae

Garfish are found in the top twenty metres of water and can be caught off harbour walls, rocks and boats. They are often found swimming in shoals of mackerel.

Garfish is a good eating fish but the bones remain green after cooking which is off-putting but harmless


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