Identification Methods
Very difficult to mis-identify this highly popular eating fish. Viewed from the top it is remarkably similar to a dogfish and is also known as the Angel Shark. It is brown in colour with a white underside and has a large protruding lower lip. The monkfish also has similarities with rays with its large, wafting pectoral fins They are bottom feeders and burrow themselves into the sand lying in wait for their unsuspecting prey. Small fish such as mackerel are good bait and they are generally found in shallow water.