When is a Tope not a Tope?

Not your normal Tope, so what is it?

When it's brown, snub nosed and spotty. Dave has caught many, many Tope in his time, but never one like this! The close-up of the head below shows the Ray-like mouth, short stumpy nose and the brown spots.

Close-up of the head

Dave Cook caught this fish along with several Tope off Pwllheli in mid-July. If you compare it to a fine 61 pounder caught the same day, the differences are obvious.

A 61lb Tope

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