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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