Identification :- The common Skate is the largest European ray. The underside is dark grey with black spots or stripes the
Upper surface is more a greenish brown with lighter mottling. The snout is pointed and the flattened body has a rhombic shape
With sharp corners. There is a row of 12-18 thorns along the tail.
Habitat :- Occurs over firm ground in coastal shelf waters from depths down to 200m and occasionally as deep as 600m.
Baits := Large peices of mackerel