Recording Marine Life


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John Brooks's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
7 2010-07-29 Cadgwith Cove
Half mile offshore
boat angling average weight 1.5 lbs Scyliorhinus canicula
1 2010-07-29 Cadgwith Cove
Half mile offshore
1.25 lb Scomber scombrus
3 2010-07-29 Cadgwith Cove
Half mile offshore
8 -12 oz Aspitrigla cuculus
1 2010-07-29 Cadgwith Cove
Half mile offshore
12 0z Pollachius pollachius
3 2010-08-05 Newlyn Pier
Newlyn Pier, Newlyn, Cornwall
10cm long, caught in prawn trap and released Pollachius pollachius
2 2010-08-05 Newlyn Pier
Newlyn Pier, Newlyn, Cornwall
7cm long, caught in a prawn trap and released Ctenolabrus rupestris
1 2010-08-05 Newlyn Pier
Newlyn Pier, Newlyn, Cornwall
10cm long caught on peeler crab by Dominic Watson and released Spondyliosoma cantharus
3 2010-08-05 Newlyn Pier
Newlyn Pier, Newlyn, Cornwall
10cm long, caught in prawn trap and released Pollachius pollachius
2 2010-08-05 Newlyn Pier
Newlyn Pier, Newlyn, Cornwall
7cm long, caught in a prawn trap and released Ctenolabrus rupestris
1 2010-08-05 Newlyn Pier
Newlyn Pier, Newlyn, Cornwall
10cm long caught on peeler crab by Dominic Watson and released Spondyliosoma cantharus
1 2010-08-12 Mullion Cove, Cornwall
Harbour wall, rocks and sea weed.
Caught while sea angling by Ros Brooks, 22cm Gaidropsarus mediterraneus
1 2010-08-12 Mullion Cove, Cornwall
Harbour wall, rocks and sea weed.
Caught while sea angling by Ros Brooks, 18cm. Had lampreys on tail fin Taurulus bubalis
7 2010-08-14 Prince of Wales Pier
Fal Estuary, caught very close to pier pilings.
Average length 12cm Pollachius pollachius
4 2010-08-14 Prince of Wales Pier
Fal Estuary, caught very close to pier pilings.
Average length 22cm Trisopterus luscus
1 caught - 9oz 2010-08-18 Stack Point, Falmouth
Rocky headland
Other garfish seen swimming just below surface. Caught by Mark Collett Belone belone
2 caught - 4oz & 12oz 2010-08-18 Stack Point, Falmouth
Rocky headland
Caught close to rocks by Mark Collett Labrus bergylta
2 2010-08-30 Trefusis Point
Fal Estuary
Caught at dusk at high tide, both females, 1lb 9oz and 1lb 11oz. Very dark colouration on back Scyliorhinus canicula
1 2010-09-04 Gatamala Cove
Rock outcrop
Caught by Frazer Innes Crenilabrus melops
1 2010-09-04 Gatamala Cove
Rock outcrop
Caught by Frazer Innes Crenilabrus melops
1 2010-09-09 Newlyn Pier
Sea wall protecting harbour
about 3-4oz caught by Luke Skewes Spondyliosoma cantharus
1 2010-09-09 Newlyn Pier
Sea wall protecting harbour
about 10oz caught by Cameron Rankin Labrus bergylta
1 2010-09-09 Newlyn Pier
Sea wall protecting harbour
about 6oz Merlangius merlangus
3 2010-09-24 Newlyn Pier, Cornwall
Harbour wall
2 kept 1 small one returned Scomber scombrus
2 2010-09-24 Newlyn Pier, Cornwall
Harbour wall
about 6-8 ozs Belone belone
3 2010-09-24 Newlyn Pier, Cornwall
Harbour wall
Crenilabrus melops
6 2010-09-24 Newlyn Pier, Cornwall
Harbour wall
less than 8 oz Labrus bergylta
4 2010-09-24 Newlyn Pier, Cornwall
Harbour wall
less than 8 oz Pollachius pollachius
3 2010-09-25 Trefusis Point
Rocky Shore
all female about 2lb Scyliorhinus canicula
1 2010-09-25 Trefusis Point
Rocky Shore
Taurulus bubalis
1 2010-11-21 Flushing Yacht Club Pier
Fal Estuary
15cm Merlangius merlangus
1 2010-11-21 Flushing Yacht Club Pier
Fal Estuary
12cm Pollachius pollachius
2 2010-11-21 Flushing Yacht Club Pier
Fal Estuary
8cm, 6cm Taurulus bubalis
1 2010-12-28 Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth
Fal Estuary
20cm Pollachius pollachius
3 2010-12-28 Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth
Fal Estuary
20cm Merlangius merlangus
1 2011-01-03 Porthleven, Cornwall
Steep sloping sandy beach
35 cm long. Large chunk missing from left shoulder, possible seal damage. Gadus morhua
1 10/04/2011 Mullion Cove
Harbour Wall
30cm long Pollachius pollachius
1 10/04/2011 Mullion Cove
Harbour Wall
45cm long female Scyliorhinus canicula
1 10/04/2011 Mullion Cove
Harbour Wall
12cm long Gaidropsarus mediterraneus
1 25/04/2011 Carrick Roads
Fal River Estuary
Light cololured female about 1lb Scyliorhinus canicula
1 25/04/2011 Carrick Roads
Fal River Estuary
Dark brown female about 3lb Scyliorhinus stellaris
6 02/06/2011 Falmouth Bay
Sandy bay
all caught and returned during a 2 hour boat trip. 4 females, 2 males, between 1-1.5 lbs Scyliorhinus canicula