Bait – mackerel, sand eel, squid, crab and worm

Method – float, spin with feathers or lures, ledger

Pollock are caught all around Cornwall including Cape Cornwall, Padstow area headlands, Port Isaac, Boscastle & Tintagel, Porthcurno, Lamorna, Sennen, The Lizard, the rocks off Porthtowan, Helford, Kennack Sands, Coverack, Porthleven & Charlestown and the rocks between Newlyn and Mousehole.

Pollock are greenish brown with three dorsal and two anal fins. They have a large concave tail. The lower jaw projects beyond the upper jaw. They have white bellies and the colours vary from dark olive green to a golden sheen with silver flanks.

Length is 80-100cm

Feb – April

Order – Anacanthini
Latin Name – pollachiuss
Family – Gadidae

Smaller pollack can be found off jetties, piers, harbour walls and rocks. Larger ones are found in deeper waters around rocks, reefs and wrecks as they like cover.

Pollock are a good eating fish which is often underrated.

Pollock can be used in any white fish recipes or deep fried. Pollock are a cheaper fish that can be used in place of cod.


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