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Pollachius pollachius - Pollack

Phylum: Chordata - Class: Actinopterygii - Order: Gadiformes - Family: Gadidae

A ma turepollack

Pollack of over 10lb (4.5kg) are frequently caught from wreck 'marks' around the coast of Wales. The Welsh rod-caught record was caught from a boat in Cardigan Bay in 1991 and weighed 22lb (10kg).

These hard-fighting fish also feature in catches from the rocks and occasionally from storm beaches.

A young pollack

The pollack is a member of the same family as cod, and they are often found in the same locations.

A specimen pollack

Pollack feed mainly on small fish but will also take marine worms. Good baits therefore include lugworm, ragworm and fish strips.


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