Catch It & Cook It

A series of articles featuring fish we catch and then cook.

squid caught rod and line
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Catch It and Cook It – Squid (Calamari)

Catch It Rod and line fishing for squid (calamari) and cuttlefish has become popular in the UK over the past few years. Specialised fishing techniques using custom lures known as jigs. These have two circular rows of crown hooks that entangle the tentacles. Various locations along the UK south coast such as Weymouth have become […]

cuttlefish
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Catch It and Cook It – Cuttlefish

Catch It Rod and line fishing for squid and cuttlefish has become popular in the UK over the past few years. Specialised fishing techniques using custom lures known as squid jigs. These have two circular rows of crown hooks that entangle the tentacles. Various locations along the UK south coast such as Weymouth have become […]

whiting on hook
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Catch It and Cook It – Whiting

Catch It Whiting, and I’m talking about English whiting here, are seriously underrated as an eating fish. Brighton Charter Boats When these English whiting caught by beach, boat or commercial anglers, they are thrown back in the main or turned into fish cakes. However, I like fish cakes and we have a good recipe later […]

european conger eel
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Catch It and Cook It – Conger Eel

Catch It The largest species of eel found in European waters, growing up to three meters in length the Conger is relatively common around British shores living amongst rocks and hiding inside shipwrecks. It is rarely eaten and usually chucked back when caught by fishermen. Eels caught by UK boats for sport that are not […]

plaice
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Catch It and Cook It – Plaice

Catch It April 2021, just after the release of outdoor sports under the covid-19 regulations, saw us fishing on Grey Viking out of Brighton on the UK south coast looking for some spring plaice. Brighton Charter Boats We went drifting for the plaice over inshore sandbanks a few miles out to sea. A slow day, […]