Tusk - Brosme brosme
Distinguishing features: The tusk is a muscular, solid bodied fish with a single long dorsal and anal fin which meet the tail fin. It has a single chin barbel. The lateral line curves downwards above the vent. The fins have a dark band and white edges. The body is generally a greyish brown or green colour with occasional yellow flashes.
Size: Can attain a length of over one metre and weights of around 16 kg.
Habitat: It is a cold water species found mostly north of Scotland and up to the Arctic Circle and Iceland. It prefers water from 50 to 200 metres deep over rocky mixed ground.
Food: The tusk feeds mainly on crustaceans, small fish and molluscs.
Baits: Oily fish baits such as mackerel, herring and blueys make effective baits for tusk.
Lures: Tusk will take pirks and shads fished close to the bottom.
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Regional Names - Torsk, Rubber Mannies