Latin Name: Scyloirhinus stellaris
Distribution: Found all round the coast of the UK.
Habitat: Bull huss tend to feed more at night, spending the days hidden away in cracks and crevices in rocks, or seemingly ‘asleep’ on the seabed. They generally prefer deeper water and rockier ground but it will move into quite shallow water to feed if food is available there
Size: 5ft and 20lbs. Shore caught typically 3ft and 4 – 8lbs
Season: All year round
Staple food: Small fish, sandeels and cuttlefish, but will also eat crabs, prawns and marine worms and shellfish.
Angling tactics: Bottom fishing with fish baits crab or worms.
Bait: Fish Baits, squid, cuttlefish. Not fussy
Boat caught; 19lb 14oz
Shore caught; 22lb 4oz
Caught requiring the use of hooks sized 2/0 – 4/0, although some anglers prefer to use larger hook sizes. Baits need to be fairly big so a single hook rig is usually used, and it is a good idea to clip the bait down to aid presentation and casting.