Turbot

Turbot

Turbot is a fantastic tasting flatfish and in my opinion the best flat fish there is as well if you get a large one they provide some great sport they are a mottled/ speckled light brown to dark brown, they are a left eyed flatfish and have a diamond shape body where its generally as wide as it is long.
When on the feed Turbot tend to travel with company so if you catch one get that bait back in the water for another!

Rigs:
Running ledger: 60lb main rig body, 40-60lb hook length, 3ft long attached to a 4/0 – 6/0 hook.
Pulley dropper rig: 60lb main rig body, 40-60lb hook length, 3ft long attached to a 4/0 – 6/0 hook.
Up & Over rig: 60lb main rig body, 40-60lb hook length, 3ft long attached to a 4/0 – 6/0 hook.

Baits:
Live bait: Small fish or sandeels hooked through upper lip
Mackerel: Cut a fillet of mackerel into three pieces length ways hook through a quarter of the way down and whip the tip to the hook shank and leave the rest to flap for movement.
Sprats: Whole sprats hook half way down the fish.

Grounds:
Turbot prefer to hunt over sand and mud seafloors and are normally a bit farther out to sea so sometimes require a big cast so a clipped rig is needed.
But if there is a sand bank or two closer in they will come in shallow to hunt.