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N°1 | The Southern flounder

The Southern flounder belongs to the Paralichthyidae family. its average size is 30 to 35 cm for an average weight of 5 kg. it can live up to 7 years on average. it reproduces in winter. it can be fished all year round. All flatfish, which include southern flounder, are laterally compressed and spend most of their lives swimming along their bottoms. In the case of southern plaice, the left side is always the "top" side; in other species, the opposite is true.

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : 38 cm

Difficulty :

N°2 | The White Marlin

The White Marlin belongs to the Istiophoridae family. White marlin is smaller than many other sword fish. The maximum length for white marlin is 280 cm and the maximum weight is about 82 kg. It has a lifespan of about 18 years. They spawn in summer. The best time to catch white marlin is from June to August. This fish has a long, compressed, moderately fusiform body. The upper jaw forms a beak, with a round, long and thin cross-section compared to many other sword fish. Two dorsal fins and two anal fins are present. The first dorsal fin extends almost the entire length of the body, with a first lobe that shrinks abruptly towards the twelfth radius of the dorsal fin, then slowly. The maximum height of the large lobe is greater than the depth of the body. The second dorsal fin is inserted slightly behind the second anal fin. The first anal fin forms a strongly rounded lobe, while the second one approximately reflects the shape of the second dorsal fin above it. The pectoral fins are long and wide. The pelvic fins are inserted just below the origin of the pectoral fins. They are thin and equal to or slightly shorter than pectoral fins. The caudal peduncle contains a double keel. The body has a dense cover of bone scales. The lateral line is distinct and extends straight over the body, with only one curve on the origin of the dorsal fin. The body is dark blue above and silvery white below, with brown spots on the sides of the white part.

Fishing period : June to August

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°3 | The Schoolmaster fish

The Schoolmaster fish belongs to the Lutjanidae fish. They reach a maximum of 61 cm long and 3.6 kg in weight, but are normally in the 30 cm to 35 cm range. It has a lifespan of 19 years. Its spawning and fishing season depends on the location. Schoolmaster have a robust, slightly compressed body, moderately deep, with a pointed head. The greatest depth is more than a third of its standard length. The head is broad, as long as the depth of the body; the profile is straight from the muzzle to the nape of the neck, then regularly arched to the tail. Their triangular snout is long and pointed, with a large mouth. The notch and the pre-seal button are small. One of the upper pairs of canines is significantly larger than the anterior teeth of the lower jaw, visible when the mouth is closed. Vomer and the palatins both have teeth. There are no teeth on ectopterygoids. In addition to an anchor-shaped dental patch on the vomer with a median posterior extension, 5 to 7 gills at the first plantar arch of the upper limb and 11 to 15 lower limbs, totalling 17 to 22. The color is olive grey to brownish on the back and upper sides, with a yellow to reddish tinge around the head. The lower sides and belly are lighter; no dark lateral spots under the front of the soft dorsal fin. There are 8 narrow, pale vertical bars on the side of the body that may be pale or absent in large adults. A solid or broken blue line extends over the head under the eyes and may disappear with growth. From the up

Fishing period : depends on the location, ask to the competent auth

Minimum size : 25 cm

Difficulty :

N°4 | The Swordfish

The Swordfish belongs to the Xiphiidae family. Swordfish reach a maximum size of 455 cm in total length and a maximum weight of 650 kg, although individuals caught generally measure 120 to 190 cm in length for 140 kg. Swordfish have a minimum lifespan of 9 years. They can spawn all year round. They can be caught all year round. Swordfish, are the only member of the Xiphiidae family and can be distinguished from other billfishes (family Billfish) by the shape of its extended "beak", which is in the form of a flattened oval cross-section. The bill is long compared to other sword fishes and adults lack teeth in the jaws. While the young have scales, they are lost when the fish reaches a length of about 1 m. Adults lack scales and teeth. The body is generally cylindrical. Two dorsal fins are present, although the second is quite small, separate from the first and very far back on the body. The first dorsal fin is high and rigid. Similarly, there are two anal fins, although the second is much smaller than the first. Pelvic fins are absent. The caudal fin is lunar, while the caudal peduncle has a pronounced keel on each side. The lateral line is also present in specimens up to 1 m long, but it is also missing in adulthood. Before adulthood, the morphology of swordfish changes considerably, as described below. The colour is blackish brown above, then moving to a lighter shade. The fins are brown or dark brown.

Fishing period : All year round

Minimum size : 120 cm

Difficulty :

N°5 | The Lane Snapper

The Lane Snapper belongs to the Lutjanidae family. Lane snappers have an average length of 36 cm and a maximum length of 50 cm. Sexual maturity is achieved at lengths of 10 to 23 cm. The maximum estimated age of the snapper is 10 years. Their spawning period depends on the location. It can be fished in late spring and early summer. The snapper has a deep body and a pointed snout. It has a double dorsal fin, with a curved anal fin and short pectoral fins. The caudal fin is emarginated to slightly forked. Lane snapper has two color phases. The coloring of the deep water phase is darker and more pronounced than that of the resting phase in shallow water. The two color phases have the upper sides and the backs pink to red with a green shade. The lower sides and belly are silvered with a yellow shade. The head has 3 or 4 yellow bands from the snout to the eye, the lower jaw slightly protrudes. There are eight to ten horizontal yellow to pink stripes on their sides and three or four stripes below their anterior dorsal radius. There is a diffuse black spot under the soft part of the dorsal fin. All fins range from yellow to red.

Fishing period : late spring to early summer

Minimum size : 20 cm

Difficulty :

N°6 | The Queen Snapper

The Queen Snapper belongs to the Lutjanidae family. It can measure up to 1-meter-long, however, it is rare to cross specimens larger than 60 centimeters. In general, juveniles weight between 5kg and 6kg, which are the most frequent catches. It has a lifespan of 8 years. It reproduces throughout the year. It can be fished all year round. Identifying the queen snapper is not difficult, since even other morwongs do not look like them. Sometimes, however, they can be more silvery than blue. They have yellow lines around the head, a long filament on the pectoral fin and blubbery lips make the snapper distinctly identifiable.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : 30 cm

Difficulty :

N°7 | The Yellowtail snapper

The Yellowtail snapper belongs to the Lutjanidae family. it reaches a maximum length of 85 cm for an average length of 45 cm. The maximum weight recorded is 4.1 kg. He has a life expectancy of 17 years. It can reproduce all year round. It can be fished from mid-June to mid-July. The Yellowtail snapper has an oval body. A bright yellow median band runs from the upper lip to the caudal fin. It is very thin between the lip and the eye, thicker then to widen on the side of the caudal. It divides the sides into two distinct parts. The underside is silvery-white with narrow lines alternating reddish and yellow, sometimes not very visible. The upper part is blue to purple, covered with yellow spots regularly arranged. The dorsal and caudal fins are bright yellow. The caudal is very forked, the upper lobe being longer than the lower lobe. The pectoral, pelvic and anal fins are white. The pectoral muscles are long, ending at the anus level. The head, triangular and relatively small in size compared to the body, shows a slight advance of the lower lip compared to the upper. The mouth is large and has prominent canines.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : 30 cm

Difficulty :

N°8 | The Blacktip Shark

The Blacktip shark belongs to the Carcharhinidae family. If the maximum height is between 2.50 and 2.80 m, the average is more usually around 1.50 m, for a weight of 120 kg. The life expectancy of the blacktip shark is estimated at 12 years. Mating takes place from spring to early summer. It can be fished all year round. The blacktip shark has a relatively slender body with a long, conical snout. Its back and sides are ash grey; a light horizontal lateral stripe marks this area of the white belly quite slightly and a broad white line is often visible, belonging to the belly, coming from the caudal peduncle and stopping under the dorsal fin. The long nose is flattened dorso-ventrally and appears slightly rounded when viewed from below. The eyes are forward, relatively small. The mouth is wide. The nostrils are thin and you can't see the spiracles. The upper and lower teeth are quite similar, with a broad base and an almost straight point with finely crenellated edges. The pectoral fins are sickle-shaped. The first pointed dorsal fin with a pyramidal profile is inserted just behind the pectoral fins. The second dorsal fin is much smaller, facing the anal fin, of the same size. Just in front of the anal fin is a pair of small pelvic fins. Finally, the caudal fin is heterocercal with a fairly large upper lobe. All fins, except the anal, are bordered with a dark color on the trailing edge or apex, varying in intensity from one individual to another. The lower edge of the pectoral

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : 1,40 m

Difficulty :

N°9 | The Black Sea Bass

The Black Sea Bass belongs to the Serranidae Family. It adult size can reach 66 cm for 4 kg. It has a lifespan of about 20 years old. The spawning season occurs from May to June. It can be fished in February and from May to December. They have a large body, a long dorsal fin, and adults have smoky grey-black or blue-black flanks and a lighter belly. Their scales are dark on the skin and become paler at the edges, giving the appearance of horizontal dots. Mature males have a hump immediately behind the dorsal fin. The youngest fish are green or brown. They are purely oceanic fish and, unlike many fish called "sea lions", they are a real Bass.

Fishing period : February, May to December

Minimum size : 32 cm

Difficulty :

N°10 | The Southern Kingfish

The Southern Kingfish belongs to the Scianidae family. The southern kingfish can reach about 50 centimeters, but a more common adult length is 30 centimeters for a weight of 1.15 kg. It has a lifespan of 6 years. They breed from March to September. It can be fished all year round. The Southern kingfish has an elongated body and a lower or downwardly directed mouth, with the snout extending beyond the mouth. They have only one rigid barbell under their chin. Kingfish are demersal fish, which means they live near the bottom. The southern kingfish is silver-grey, paler below and may have a coppery sheen. They often have seven or eight dark bars on the sides of the body. The dorsal fin is divided into two sections. Male and female fish have a similar appearance.

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°1 | The Southern flounder

The Southern flounder belongs to the Paralichthyidae family. its average size is 30 to 35 cm for an average weight of 5 kg. it can live up to 7 years on average. it reproduces in winter. it can be fished all year round. All flatfish, which include southern flounder, are laterally compressed and spend most of their lives swimming along their bottoms. In the case of southern plaice, the left side is always the "top" side; in other species, the opposite is true.

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : 38 cm

Difficulty :

N°2 | The White Marlin

The White Marlin belongs to the Istiophoridae family. White marlin is smaller than many other sword fish. The maximum length for white marlin is 280 cm and the maximum weight is about 82 kg. It has a lifespan of about 18 years. They spawn in summer. The best time to catch white marlin is from June to August. This fish has a long, compressed, moderately fusiform body. The upper jaw forms a beak, with a round, long and thin cross-section compared to many other sword fish. Two dorsal fins and two anal fins are present. The first dorsal fin extends almost the entire length of the body, with a first lobe that shrinks abruptly towards the twelfth radius of the dorsal fin, then slowly. The maximum height of the large lobe is greater than the depth of the body. The second dorsal fin is inserted slightly behind the second anal fin. The first anal fin forms a strongly rounded lobe, while the second one approximately reflects the shape of the second dorsal fin above it. The pectoral fins are long and wide. The pelvic fins are inserted just below the origin of the pectoral fins. They are thin and equal to or slightly shorter than pectoral fins. The caudal peduncle contains a double keel. The body has a dense cover of bone scales. The lateral line is distinct and extends straight over the body, with only one curve on the origin of the dorsal fin. The body is dark blue above and silvery white below, with brown spots on the sides of the white part.

Fishing period : June to August

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°3 | The Schoolmaster fish

The Schoolmaster fish belongs to the Lutjanidae fish. They reach a maximum of 61 cm long and 3.6 kg in weight, but are normally in the 30 cm to 35 cm range. It has a lifespan of 19 years. Its spawning and fishing season depends on the location. Schoolmaster have a robust, slightly compressed body, moderately deep, with a pointed head. The greatest depth is more than a third of its standard length. The head is broad, as long as the depth of the body; the profile is straight from the muzzle to the nape of the neck, then regularly arched to the tail. Their triangular snout is long and pointed, with a large mouth. The notch and the pre-seal button are small. One of the upper pairs of canines is significantly larger than the anterior teeth of the lower jaw, visible when the mouth is closed. Vomer and the palatins both have teeth. There are no teeth on ectopterygoids. In addition to an anchor-shaped dental patch on the vomer with a median posterior extension, 5 to 7 gills at the first plantar arch of the upper limb and 11 to 15 lower limbs, totalling 17 to 22. The color is olive grey to brownish on the back and upper sides, with a yellow to reddish tinge around the head. The lower sides and belly are lighter; no dark lateral spots under the front of the soft dorsal fin. There are 8 narrow, pale vertical bars on the side of the body that may be pale or absent in large adults. A solid or broken blue line extends over the head under the eyes and may disappear with growth. From the up

Fishing period : depends on the location, ask to the competent auth

Minimum size : 25 cm

Difficulty :

N°4 | The Swordfish

The Swordfish belongs to the Xiphiidae family. Swordfish reach a maximum size of 455 cm in total length and a maximum weight of 650 kg, although individuals caught generally measure 120 to 190 cm in length for 140 kg. Swordfish have a minimum lifespan of 9 years. They can spawn all year round. They can be caught all year round. Swordfish, are the only member of the Xiphiidae family and can be distinguished from other billfishes (family Billfish) by the shape of its extended "beak", which is in the form of a flattened oval cross-section. The bill is long compared to other sword fishes and adults lack teeth in the jaws. While the young have scales, they are lost when the fish reaches a length of about 1 m. Adults lack scales and teeth. The body is generally cylindrical. Two dorsal fins are present, although the second is quite small, separate from the first and very far back on the body. The first dorsal fin is high and rigid. Similarly, there are two anal fins, although the second is much smaller than the first. Pelvic fins are absent. The caudal fin is lunar, while the caudal peduncle has a pronounced keel on each side. The lateral line is also present in specimens up to 1 m long, but it is also missing in adulthood. Before adulthood, the morphology of swordfish changes considerably, as described below. The colour is blackish brown above, then moving to a lighter shade. The fins are brown or dark brown.

Fishing period : All year round

Minimum size : 120 cm

Difficulty :

N°5 | The Lane Snapper

The Lane Snapper belongs to the Lutjanidae family. Lane snappers have an average length of 36 cm and a maximum length of 50 cm. Sexual maturity is achieved at lengths of 10 to 23 cm. The maximum estimated age of the snapper is 10 years. Their spawning period depends on the location. It can be fished in late spring and early summer. The snapper has a deep body and a pointed snout. It has a double dorsal fin, with a curved anal fin and short pectoral fins. The caudal fin is emarginated to slightly forked. Lane snapper has two color phases. The coloring of the deep water phase is darker and more pronounced than that of the resting phase in shallow water. The two color phases have the upper sides and the backs pink to red with a green shade. The lower sides and belly are silvered with a yellow shade. The head has 3 or 4 yellow bands from the snout to the eye, the lower jaw slightly protrudes. There are eight to ten horizontal yellow to pink stripes on their sides and three or four stripes below their anterior dorsal radius. There is a diffuse black spot under the soft part of the dorsal fin. All fins range from yellow to red.

Fishing period : late spring to early summer

Minimum size : 20 cm

Difficulty :

N°6 | The Queen Snapper

The Queen Snapper belongs to the Lutjanidae family. It can measure up to 1-meter-long, however, it is rare to cross specimens larger than 60 centimeters. In general, juveniles weight between 5kg and 6kg, which are the most frequent catches. It has a lifespan of 8 years. It reproduces throughout the year. It can be fished all year round. Identifying the queen snapper is not difficult, since even other morwongs do not look like them. Sometimes, however, they can be more silvery than blue. They have yellow lines around the head, a long filament on the pectoral fin and blubbery lips make the snapper distinctly identifiable.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : 30 cm

Difficulty :

N°7 | The Yellowtail snapper

The Yellowtail snapper belongs to the Lutjanidae family. it reaches a maximum length of 85 cm for an average length of 45 cm. The maximum weight recorded is 4.1 kg. He has a life expectancy of 17 years. It can reproduce all year round. It can be fished from mid-June to mid-July. The Yellowtail snapper has an oval body. A bright yellow median band runs from the upper lip to the caudal fin. It is very thin between the lip and the eye, thicker then to widen on the side of the caudal. It divides the sides into two distinct parts. The underside is silvery-white with narrow lines alternating reddish and yellow, sometimes not very visible. The upper part is blue to purple, covered with yellow spots regularly arranged. The dorsal and caudal fins are bright yellow. The caudal is very forked, the upper lobe being longer than the lower lobe. The pectoral, pelvic and anal fins are white. The pectoral muscles are long, ending at the anus level. The head, triangular and relatively small in size compared to the body, shows a slight advance of the lower lip compared to the upper. The mouth is large and has prominent canines.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : 30 cm

Difficulty :

N°8 | The Blacktip Shark

The Blacktip shark belongs to the Carcharhinidae family. If the maximum height is between 2.50 and 2.80 m, the average is more usually around 1.50 m, for a weight of 120 kg. The life expectancy of the blacktip shark is estimated at 12 years. Mating takes place from spring to early summer. It can be fished all year round. The blacktip shark has a relatively slender body with a long, conical snout. Its back and sides are ash grey; a light horizontal lateral stripe marks this area of the white belly quite slightly and a broad white line is often visible, belonging to the belly, coming from the caudal peduncle and stopping under the dorsal fin. The long nose is flattened dorso-ventrally and appears slightly rounded when viewed from below. The eyes are forward, relatively small. The mouth is wide. The nostrils are thin and you can't see the spiracles. The upper and lower teeth are quite similar, with a broad base and an almost straight point with finely crenellated edges. The pectoral fins are sickle-shaped. The first pointed dorsal fin with a pyramidal profile is inserted just behind the pectoral fins. The second dorsal fin is much smaller, facing the anal fin, of the same size. Just in front of the anal fin is a pair of small pelvic fins. Finally, the caudal fin is heterocercal with a fairly large upper lobe. All fins, except the anal, are bordered with a dark color on the trailing edge or apex, varying in intensity from one individual to another. The lower edge of the pectoral

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : 1,40 m

Difficulty :

N°9 | The Black Sea Bass

The Black Sea Bass belongs to the Serranidae Family. It adult size can reach 66 cm for 4 kg. It has a lifespan of about 20 years old. The spawning season occurs from May to June. It can be fished in February and from May to December. They have a large body, a long dorsal fin, and adults have smoky grey-black or blue-black flanks and a lighter belly. Their scales are dark on the skin and become paler at the edges, giving the appearance of horizontal dots. Mature males have a hump immediately behind the dorsal fin. The youngest fish are green or brown. They are purely oceanic fish and, unlike many fish called "sea lions", they are a real Bass.

Fishing period : February, May to December

Minimum size : 32 cm

Difficulty :

N°10 | The Southern Kingfish

The Southern Kingfish belongs to the Scianidae family. The southern kingfish can reach about 50 centimeters, but a more common adult length is 30 centimeters for a weight of 1.15 kg. It has a lifespan of 6 years. They breed from March to September. It can be fished all year round. The Southern kingfish has an elongated body and a lower or downwardly directed mouth, with the snout extending beyond the mouth. They have only one rigid barbell under their chin. Kingfish are demersal fish, which means they live near the bottom. The southern kingfish is silver-grey, paler below and may have a coppery sheen. They often have seven or eight dark bars on the sides of the body. The dorsal fin is divided into two sections. Male and female fish have a similar appearance.

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

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