Fat Tuna


Anglerfish or Monk

Lophius piscatoruis

The anglerfish can grow to a length of 140 cm, but 100 cm is a more usual size. The greatest recorded weight is 60 kg and the greatest recorded age is 30 years.

Conservation Status

Local stocks appear to be healthy.

Principal fishing methods

Handline and bottom Line.


A very large mouth, more than twice the width of the tail, with several spines and strong teeth, enabling it to snare prey larger than itself.


All year round



Please note, your browser is out of date.
For a good browsing experience we recommend using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.