Bait – prawn, worm, mackerel, sand eel
Method – float fish
Good places to catch garfish in Cornwall are Mullion, St Keverne, Coverack, Mevagissey
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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