scorpion fish

The king of the rock pool. Many an angler has become hooked on LRF after catching his or her first Scorpion Fish. The most common Long-spined Sea Scorpion and the fancier Short-spined Sea Scorpion, both look extremely cool. A gigantic head harbours an equally gigantic mouth and is adorned with lots of lumps, bumps and spikes. Living in and around weed and rocks the colour variation can be from brown to green, to red. The large mouth hints at the ferocity of this little predator and even small fish will take fairly large lures, including fish replicas, worms and crustaceans. Here in the UK, Sea Scorpions are not poisonous and can be handled safely with confidence.

Short Spined Sea Scorpions in Norway

Short Spined Sea Scorpion Belly

Short-Spined Sea Scorpions a plenty on a recent visit to Skarnsundet harbour in Norway. Awesome colours on these scorpion fish!

Light Rock Fishing in Skopelos

Small Red Scorpionfish

As always, an awesome weeks holiday in Greece. This time on the island of Skopelos. Amazing how much fun you can have with just a travel rod, a spinning reel and a small bag of lures. Read more

Scorpo Smackdown

Long Spined Scorpion Fish

Had quite a nostalgic day yesterday fishing a few marks in Portsmouth that I used to fish as a boy. I was on my tod, so moved around a bit as the feeling took me. As it happened, it was a Scorpion Fish kind of day. Read more

Poole Quay LRF

Sea Scorpion Fish at Poole Quay

Stopped off at Poole Quay on my way back from wrasse fishing further south. Of course I had an LRF rod in the car! Read more

Light Rock Fishing in Skiathos

Cleaver Wrasse

Back from our summer holiday in the Greek Isles and the fishing was as fruitful as always. It was my first time to Skiathos but finding fish was easy. They were everywhere! Read more

LRF on Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier

What a cracking bank holiday Monday it was down in Dorset!

First of this year's trips down to Swanage Pier and the first of the fish. It was clear that the Scorpos were back with a vengeance. Team Taylor (Mark and Sam) were into double figures by the time I got there. Young Sam was rinsing us. Well done Sam. Read more

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