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Pier Fishing

More and more seaside councils are seeing the economic benefit and tourist pulling power that piers have. The derelict and decaying Victorian structures are being looked at in new light and being refurbished to their former glory to swell the ranks of existing piers. This is good news for sea anglers, for piers are not


LOCAL NAMESSalmon-bass in Wales, sea salmon in Cornwall. Bass under 2lbs are called "school bass", south coast and English Channel e referred to as "checkers". IDENTIFICATIONCarries two dorsal fins, the first with 8 or 9 sharp spines evident. A streamlined body shape with large scales. Also sharp spines on the rear of the gill cover