thornback

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thornback

[′thȯrn‚bak]
(vertebrate zoology)
Raja clavata. A ray found in European waters and characterized by spines on its back.
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Jack Gates, 15, from Netherton, with a Thornback Ray of nearly 10lb on the Girlgray Charter Boat from Liverpool Marina
Tope shark and thornback ray are the two most abundant elasmobranch species landed by the Azorean bottom longline fishery.
He fished at Sully Island where three congers and a thornback ray gave him a winning total fish length of 270cm.
Seaforth Rocks As you head out towards the sea, Seaforth Rocks offers plenty of flounder, codlings, dogfish and thornback rays.
Some shad, an occasional thornback ray and sometimes a bass or two have given anglers some action.
50kg thornback ray to take the PS45 second prize and mullet ace Robert Evans of the Gwent Beer Bellies team caught two to finish third with 2.
His cracking 16lb 8oz Thornback Ray not only scoops a Penn Powerstix Pro 15ft 9in Surf rod (pictured), it also broke the club's record for this species.
A THORNBACK ray was among fish caught in the Redcar N and G match.
KIERON CURTIS, 12, of Neilston, has only been fishing for a few months and already he's a very happy chappie thanks top this lovely 10 lb 4 oz thornback ray.
John Powell, a 55-yearold builder from Adamstown, took the PS300 first prize, PS35 pool money and 20 Seamaster points when he fished on the corner gut on the main foreshore and beached a thornback ray that turned the scales to 3.
Off-shore fishing on the river Mersey has seen anglers enjoying plenty of sport over the past week with three outings on Brigand Charter boasting more than their fair share of cod and thornback ray for this time of year.