Bait – mackerel, squid, crab
Method – baited hooks, lures
ling are long and slender. Mottled green and brown in colour with white belly. There is a dark blotch at the rear of both dorsal fins. The second dorsal fin is feathery and reaches almost to the tail. The upper jaw is longer than the lower one and they have a barbel on the chin. They have needle sharp teeth.
Length is 1.2m
Mar – June
Order – Anacanthini
Latin Name – molva molva
Family – Gadidae
Ling like rocky ground and are found on the bottom. The biggest ling are caught off boats and normally in deep water around wrecks and rough ground.
Ling are a lovely eating fish with a nice firm texture.
Ling are versatile and can be used for lots different recipes..
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