Tackle and Tactics
Maltese fish market.
On our recent trip to Malta we visited a Sunday morning quayside market at Marsaxlokk (try saying that after a pint or two). I always like to have a look at fish markets just to get an idea of what might be swimming in local waters. To be honest I think all the fish were either caught from offshore boats or reared in nearby fish farms but it was an interesting experience. The canopy above some of the stalls was bright red and the sun shining through it turned everything the same colour so I've tried to adjust things to 'real' colour as far as possible. Some fish such as bass, conger, spurdog and grey mullet were quite familiar but others like greater weever and Mediterranean parrot fish I'd never seen before. I've done my best to put names to the ones illustrated below.
DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT THE FISHING IN VALLETTA HARBOUR (not mullet)? I shall be there in late September
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