Flatfish are among the most common species encountered by the shore angler. Despite them being regular catches confusion still exists when trying to identify dab, flounder and plaice. This guide to flatfish identification explains the species differences. When it come
The flounder is a flatfish and normally a dull brown or greenish-brown on its upper side and occasionally faint red spots can be found. The underside is opaque and a dull white although brownish discolouration is not unusual.
In his latest feature Weymouth LRF regular, Will Harding, explains the techniques involved in the pursuit of the predatory inshore flounder with light lures and baits.
Irish angler Ashley Hayden relates the joys of targetting County Wexford estuary flounders when the summer species leave inshore waters.
The chase for specimen winter flounders is on and there’s nowhere better than the estuaries and creeks of South West England. Team Sakuma angler Alex McDonald is our man in the know and ideally placed to discuss venues and tactics.
Tranquil Greatham Creek is a venue populated with diverse wildlife and held in very special affection by Steve Walker. Having fished here for flounders, eels and other species since he was a boy, the place lends itself to freshwater tactics
Arbroath’s Elliot beach won’t win any prizes for good looks but it’s a magnet for shore anglers. Shaun Cumming reports on an annual competition and reveals how to get the most from the venue. Elliot beach near Arbroath on the
Steve Souter visits the wild and windswept beach at Sandside, Caithness in the shadow of the infamous Dounreay nuclear facility. Beaches in proximity to Caithness’s now decommissioned Dounreay nuclear facility regularly make northern headlines for the wrong reasons. A significant