Tope shark and thornback ray
are the two most abundant elasmobranch species landed by the Azorean bottom longline fishery.
Some shad, an occasional thornback ray
and sometimes a bass or two have given anglers some action.
The instructor then picked up a thornback ray
- a flat shark which reminded me of giant jellyfish, and encouraged us to stroke it.
Newport and District SAC fished at Redwick and the winning catch was a thornback ray
and a conger eel weighing 2.
Davey Bond landed an excellent Thornback Ray
of almost 9 1/2lb from this venue.
4 metre swell adding to Jack's sea sickness, skipper Steve Dalton sought calmer waters, so Jack's full attentions could be directed towards landing his first ever Thornback Ray
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
Brendan Davies was on the pier and hooked a 6lb 2oz thornback ray
for second place then it was Fred Chick at Black Rock with a 3lb 14oz conger.
Cod and whiting are plentiful here, and those with long-distance casts may bag themselves some thornback ray
The impressive haul included seven undulate rays, a thornback ray
and four bass - including one weighing in at 14lb 8oz - all of which were weighed and then put back.