RED SEA BREAM


Bait – prawn, worm, sand eel, mussels

Method – float and baited hook

Good places to catch red sea bream in Cornwall are Helford and Mevagissey

Flattened body with large scales that also appear on the head. Long dorsal fin with twelve spines. Top half is a reddish orange colour and the sides are a pinky silver. The adults have a blackish spot just behind the gills. Large eyes and small sharp teeth.

Length is 25-40cm

August – October

Order – Perciformes
Latin Name – pagellus bogaraveo
Family – Sparidae

Red sea bream are found at the bottom in rough, rocky, seaweedy ground. They are shoal fish and are the most abundent of all the breams.

Red Sea Bream are a good eating fish

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