Latin Name: Balistes capriscus
Distribution: There are many species but the Grey Trigger fish is the most common visitor – normally found in warm waters visiting the Channel and Sussex waters in the summer.
Size: Up to 70cm
Season: Summer months July onwards
Staple food: shellfish and crustaceans
Caught mainly in boats when float fishing or bait fishing on the bottom. Use small hooks and strong lineas they have powerful teeth in a small mouth.
Bait Squid, rag and Shellfish
Shore 5lb 14oz
Boat record Unknown
Average Size: 2.5lb
Caught on: Boats and occassionaly piers and breakwaters it's a demersal species found mainly around rocky reefs
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