All you need to know about Dogfish

How to indentify dogfish


  • Size: Up to 3ft and 5lbs (UK shore caught typically 1-2lb).
  • UK minimum size: 15in/38cm in length
  • UK shore caught record: 4lb 15oz

Detailed description

Dogfish are very common in our waters in the Southwest and they will eat practically anything!

You tend to find them in and around rocky areas but they also like sandy and mixed grounds. They hunt on the sea bed so you'll need a bottom rig to catch them.

You can catch these day or night, they will feed at any time they come across food.


Dogfish have a very abrasive skin so I would advise hold the head and tail to stop them wrapping their tail around your hand or arm.