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HADDOCK

Fishing for Haddock

Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing


Haddock has been the go-to fish for centuries; providing millions and millions of people with tender, fresh meat.

The influence of haddock is uncountable in terms of human consumption and dependency of such a species.

Haddock are selective eaters, eating only the finest shellfish, worms and crustaceans in cool, clean waters. When fishing for haddock, go well offshore.

Haddock are attracted to depths below 50 meters. Most haddock anglers use deep weighted rigs and troll baitcasting rods slowly, searching for potential groups of haddock. It is an addictive sport to get caught up on hungry haddock, each fish bringing more prosperity to the night's dinner. Rigging for haddock is fairly simple.

Give them a bright worm they can see, deep down in the deepest water columns and wait for the hit. Haddock anglers are most often found trolling the depths of the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean, near the British Isles.

Haddock are found as far south as Spain on the European side of the Atlantic and can also be found, though not as common, off the coast of America's New England states.

Basic Info


Scientific name: Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Size: 38 – 69 cm

Weight: 9.2 kg

Lifespan: 7 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Worldwide – Temperate ocean climates