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With the Captain on this Dorado is numero uno for me as well; great eating and a great sportfish, second best fresh Mackerel straight out of the sea and cooked on a beach barbecue or fire.

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we've only got velvet swimming crabs over here & our leather jackets are grubs that live under the lawn.

 

Leather jackets = Trigger fish.

Species caught in 2020: Barbel. European Eel. Bleak. Perch. Pike.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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hiya ziggy, i saw some velvet swimmers in our mercadona supermarket at xmas, they were 19€/kilo (about 13 quid)ive not tried them, ive eaten ordanairy shore crabs though, the velvets must be top nosh or something???

cheers dave. :D

 

 

19e/kilo ? for Eltons sake, we've thrown back hundreds of them ! some of them huge as well, best try the next granddaddy we catch then.

 

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I'd forgotten all about samphire!

My vote also goes to samphire (pronounced 'sam-fur' btw, not 'sam-fire' as irritatingly done so by certain people!)

Not with butter neither, although very nice I have to say. Try it with malt vinegar instead - fantastic.

 

Shellfish: Cockles (Not the awful rubbish pickled in turps they sell in supermarkets, but freshly hand picked & steamed for 2 or 3 minutes)

Close second are carpet shell clams. Cooked properly they have a fantastic taste. Keep trying them, I'm sure you'll learn to love them!

 

Fish: Red Gurnard or Black Bream, difficult to choose.

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My vote also goes to samphire (pronounced 'sam-fur' btw, not 'sam-fire' as irritatingly done so by certain people!)

Not with butter neither, although very nice I have to say. Try it with malt vinegar instead - fantastic.

 

Shellfish: Cockles (Not the awful rubbish pickled in turps they sell in supermarkets, but freshly hand picked & steamed for 2 or 3 minutes)

Close second are carpet shell clams. Cooked properly they have a fantastic taste. Keep trying them, I'm sure you'll learn to love them!

 

Fish: Red Gurnard or Black Bream, difficult to choose.

 

Wotcha Glenn,

 

i know where to get the sam-fur (not to be confused with the vulcan, pon far) if you want it. we got lumps of it, round the back.

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Samphire??? you mean Common Glasswort Salicornia europea or Marsh Samphire, not Rock Samphire, Crithmum maritimum loads of Glasswort in the North Kent Marshes, its lovely a bit like Asparagus.

I find Rock Samphire tastes like 'a mixture of celery and kerosene' though it was a popular vegetable in Shakepeare's Day.

 

 

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Samphire??? you mean Common Glasswort Salicornia europea or Marsh Samphire, not Rock Samphire, Crithmum maritimum loads of Glasswort in the North Kent Marshes, its lovely a bit like Asparagus.

I find Rock Samphire tastes like 'a mixture of celery and kerosene' though it was a popular vegetable in Shakepeare's Day.

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You'd do well to find a rock up my neck of the woods!

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Samphire??? you mean Common Glasswort Salicornia europea or Marsh Samphire, not Rock Samphire, Crithmum maritimum loads of Glasswort in the North Kent Marshes, its lovely a bit like Asparagus.

I find Rock Samphire tastes like 'a mixture of celery and kerosene' though it was a popular vegetable in Shakepeare's Day.

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thats the one, called glasswort as it contains potash & used to be used in glass manufacturing. grows in the intertidal zone of marshes,

 

rock samphire grows on the rocks & harbour walls above the tide and tastes, as you say, like diesil & dettol with a splash of pernod.

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