Bottom Fishing

Bottom fishing, called legering in the United Kingdom , is fishing the bottom of a body of water. Bottom fishing targets groundfish such as sucker fish, bream, catfish, and crappie. Specialized fishing rods called “donkas” are also commonly used for bottom fishing.
You need to fish for bottom fish at slack tide. If you try to fish while the tide is flooding or ebbing, you will not be able to reach the bottom as your line will be so far out from your vessel that it is sometimes impossible to hit bottom. Slack tide enables you to have a relatively straight up-and-down arrangement so you can easily hit bottom without wasting too much time. Make sure to plan your fishing trip around the tides. Use the Tide Guide as a prediction for slack tide times. Use the Washburn’s Tables and accompanying Continue reading

Climate Change Affects Fishing and Fishes in India

Like plants moving to higher altitudes to evade effects of global warming, certain fish species, which were recorded only in Kerala too have moved northwards.

The species were recently found in West Bengal.

Interestingly, the inland fish breeding season seems to have undergone the change. Earlier, July was the breeding season which has advanced to February now.

Climate change has major impact on fisheries sector. Top policy-makers and scientists of the country today echoed similar feelings while deliberating at the two-day Continue reading

Semicircle Angelfish

Family : Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Order : Perciformes  (perch-likes)
Class : Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Fishbase Name : Semicircle angelfish
Fish Name : Pomacanthus semicirculatus
Max size : 40.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; Ref. 30573)
Environment : reef-associated; non-migratory ; depth range 1 – 30 m
Climate : tropical; 30°N – 30°S
Global Importance : fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
Resilience: Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 – 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.) Continue reading