This section provides introductory information on some of the fish species caught by anglers and recorded in fisheries surveys around Ireland’s rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters.

Pollack (Pollachius pollachius)

Pollack (Pollachius pollachius)

Flatfish

Flatfish

Wrasse

Wrasse

Angelshark (Squatina squatina)

Angel shark (Squatina squatina)

Tope (Galeorhinus galeus)

Tope (Galeorhinus galeus)

Blue shark (Prionace glauca)

Blue shark (Prionace glauca)

Porbeagle (Lamna nasus)

Porbeagle (Lamna nasus)

Common skate (Dipturus batis)

Common skate (Dipturus batis)

Thornback ray (Raja clavata)

Thornback ray (Raja clavata)

Blonde ray (Raja brachyura)

Blonde ray (Raja brachyura)

Undulate ray (Raja undulata)

Undulate ray (Raja undulata)

Spotted ray (Raja montagui)

Spotted ray (Raja montagui)