mate Tony Ward emailed me to say that he liked the website and all that,
but that I ought to have at least one picture of a Handsome C**t on here.
I was confused. I'd never caught or even seen one, so I wasn't entirely sure
what he was on about.
I typed it into Fishbase, and strangely it came up with no matches
at all. So then I typed it into Google. Google found about 720,000
matches, Latin name probably Labia majora. But in the end I decided I
couldn't put any of the pictures I found on here without
getting a visit
from the Flying Squad. The fact that a lot of the images resembled
kippers just confused me even more.
tired, frustrated and at the end of my tether I emailed him back, moaning
about a search in vain. But as you can see, thankfully Tony
said he could help me out by sending a few pictures.
at his photos I now realise I've badly missed out over all those the years on the bank. Can
there be any finer sight in angling than a fresh-run Handsome C**t -
bristling with sea lice along the flanks and a thick sponge of
spawning tubercles around the vent? I don't know about you, but I'm
lobbying for a nationwide restocking policy.