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gurnard

, gurnet
any European marine scorpaenoid fish of the family Triglidae, such as Trigla lucerna (tub or yellow gurnard), having a heavily armoured head and finger-like pectoral fins
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The Flying Gurnard is usually found from East Africa to Australia - but keen fisherman Sean Lavelle was stunned when he pulled a fish with wings out of his net.
The Gurnard gets its name from its 18inch wings - each tipped with razor-sharp spikes.
Grunting is how gurnards keep in touch when danger, or food, is sighted.
But the only grunt heard by 45-year-old Weymouth enthusiast Denman Lowe when he caught an exceptional 2lb 1oz red gurnard was his own sigh of satisfaction.
The new charter boat out of the Tyne, Amadeus, continues to produce some good fish with cod to 9lb, thornback rays to 4lb and tub gurnards to 4lb featured among its catches over the weekend along with pollock and ling to 1 1lb.
So if your pals in the pub groan in their beer when you tell your grunty gurnard tale ask them if their bladders can impersonate the mating calls of all-in wrestlers.
Not that prison officer Mick Beardmore, 41, from Wyke Regis, Dorset, is moaning about his fine 1lb 9oz 6dms red gurnard that broke Wellworthy AC records at Chesil Beach, a 10-mile reef between Portland and Abbotsbury.
Norman White and Steve Moore, fishing out of the Tyne, took cod, ling, gurnards, and wrasse, White taking the best a cod of 12lb 8oz.