Fishing on a Boat Tips

El Abadejo is a rare species and very difficult to catch so that few fishermen can be proud of a large trophy of Haddock. Even so, it represents one of the most exciting species to beat us to, as it will be a challenge of cunning, speed, strength, subtlety and determination. Fishing for Puddle is not suitable for beginners. Take a look at this report so you have more information about it and you can embark on your search.

The species

We have here a specimen of the Gadidae family, its scientific name is Polliachius Pollachius, but it is commonly known as pollock. It is often confused with cod and in fact is often sold as such.


It is easy to recognize for its stretched and lean body, as well as its head with a prominent jaw and sharp teeth. Its dorsal fins are quite separate, and the annals differ in size. The ventral fins are inserted in the pectorals. While its caudal fin stands out for its size and cleft at the edge.


The catches of pollock normally range from 50 cm to 75 cm in length, however they can reach measurements over a meter long. As for its weight, it is around 10 kilos, but the largest specimens far exceed the 15 kilos.


The tonality of the upper scales has earned him fame, because their shades between copper and gold, make fishermen believe they are miners looking for gold. In addition, such color is kept out of the water, so its capture looks like the booty of a jewelry thief.

However, his belly is clear and olive backs. Sometimes it has yellow or copper reticular lines. And in the armpits of the pecs frequently there is a black spot.


They are regularly obtained in the Gulf of Viscaya, but it is quite common throughout the North and East Atlantic Ocean. They tolerate well the cold waters, but prefer the warm waters near the coast. The rocky areas are their usual environment.


It lives in small groups, except during the breeding season. During January and until June the Puffer forms large banks, ideal to venture to fish them.


It is a selective predator, usually prefers to feed on small fish, although it does not rule out feeding on crustaceans.

Fishing for Haddock

Professional fishermen love fishing for Puddle. It is one of the most difficult species to capture, first because it is usually very cautious with its prey, but also because it presents an incredible battle, full of unexpected emotions.

Puddle Fishing Techniques

If you want large size it is essential to look for it in boat since otherwise it is very difficult to find them, however if you do not care too much the size but the fight, you can always try luck in the calmest sides of the rocks and the harbors.

The best techniques to effectively try the Pout in the high seas are usually Jigging or Trolling. As this is attracted to the lures of swift swimming. Spinning on the other hand presents more advantages if they are looked for from the edge.

Fishing equipment for the Haddock

Despite its size and strength, it is essential to have a thin and extra sensitive equipment. The chopped Puddle is fast and subtle, so that to feel the prick requires an extra sensitive toe or an instinct that scratches the fortuneteller.

The reel for its part, must possess a great speed of recovery, especially if you are going to practice the fishing to Jigging. Thread is one of the most important elements, with little memory and minimal flexibility. In addition it must be invisible under water to prevent the Puddle discard our lure.

Most Puffer fishermen also recommend using slips as a favorite decoy because their movements create striking vibrations and their elongated appearance immediately attracts this predator. For the trolling fish are better artificial ones of strong colors, and of abrupt movement.

Lures Vs Lures

In boat fishing the opinions rival what can be used to tempt the rig. Some prefer without question the use of artificial high quality. But at the same time there are those who claim that live crab, sardine and squid are infallible.

On the other hand, for the fishing of pollack in breakwater or in ports, the sandstones are usually as effective and popular as the sandworms.

We recommend you to form your own opinion or get the best of each proposal. For example, you could use an artificial lure and combined with the remains of a sardine to give it a very tempting smell.

Cheats for catch Pudding

You need 3 special abilities to catch haddock:

  1. Patience
  2. Subtlety
  3. Good instincts

Fishing for Pollock is not easy, it can be frustrating even if you do not have the experience to dedicate a day to them. In fact, the Puddlefish is a challenge even for the most experienced fishermen and only those who have been practicing for years take home the precious loot.

But if you want to get a little ahead of your colleagues, we recommend you; First, take care of the subtlety on the shore and the speed of the boat above anything.To have both work, having the right equipment is mandatory.  And second, look for the Haddock at night . The night hours have much more positive results.

To nail them you will have to anticipate the bite, if you are good detecting the movement, nail the hook before the Puffer escapes, as its bite will not warn and will not last long. Once crimped the collection must be constant but very slow. It is not necessary to give him space to swim, the Pollock is ferocious and never tires or surrenders.

Watch the line until the last moment, since your prey can escape in the least opportunity that finds. Use your reflexes to manipulate the reel and the cane with great efficiency, do not be violent or pick up at high speed because if the opposing pressures are very strong the thread will yield.

If you have never caught a specimen of this species, you better prepare for a big surprise. We assure you a fight like none, that does not deceive you its size because its strength and determination are almost inconceivable. Concentrate and do not be intimidated.

“We hope you have a successful day. Do not hesitate to tell us about your experiences and personal advice on fishing for Pollock. See you soon and good fishing. “