Shrimping at Rye Harbour

11th October 2009, Sunday


Little Cuttle; picture from www.glaucus.org.uk
The large contingent – 70+ – of adults and children who fished the murky waters below the low tide mark were not disappointed this morning. Not only were there the the usual tail-flicking Shrimps and little Plaice but also species which we rarely or have never caught before.


My favourite was a wonderful, mobile, iridescent Little Cuttle which changed colour as we watched it, but there were also several beautifully camouflaged round Turbot, a not-quick-enough Sea Bass and a couple of crabs which were quite new to me.

Turbot (Library picture)

Sea Bass

Angular Crab Goneplax rhomboides

Macropodia rostrata