Bait – Sand eel, prawn and worm
Method – ledger, plaice spoon
Sandy beaches and estuaries are the best locations to fish for sole and other flat fish
Lemon Sole is a right sided flatfish (ie eyes on right upper side) – It has a smooth upper with very small head and mouth. Brownish with darker blotches
Length is 25-30cm
Feb – May
Order – Heterosamata
Latin Name – microstomus kitt
Family – Pleuronectidae
Lemon sole are bottom dweller. As with plaice, they like sand and gravel. They are more commonly found in deeper waters and are unlikely to travel up rivers.
Lemon sole are very good to eat.
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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