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rock·ling

 (rŏk′lĭng)
n. pl. rockling or rock·lings
Any of various marine bottom fishes closely related to the cod, such as those of the genera Ciliata and Gaidropsarus, chiefly of North Atlantic coastal waters.

rockling

(ˈrɒklɪŋ)
n, pl -lings or -ling
(Animals) any small gadoid fish of the genera Gaidropsarus, Ciliata, etc (formerly all included in Motella), which have an elongated body with barbels around the mouth and occur mainly in the North Atlantic Ocean
[C17: from rock1 + -ling1]
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Matkah taught him to follow the cod and the halibut along the under-sea banks and wrench the rockling out of his hole among the weeds; how to skirt the wrecks lying a hundred fathoms below water and dart like a rifle bullet in at one porthole and out at another as the fishes ran; how to dance on the top of the waves when the lightning was racing all over the sky, and wave his flipper politely to the stumpy-tailed Albatross and the Man-of-war Hawk as they went down the wind; how to jump three or four feet clear of the water like a dolphin, flippers close to the side and tail curved; to leave the flying fish alone because they are all bony; to take the shoulder-piece out of a cod at full speed ten fathoms deep, and never to stop and look at a boat or a ship, but particularly a row-boat.
At Cold Knap it was Ann Perrett, from Newport, stepping up for first prize after she beached a cod and a rockling that put 0.
They had SEVEN species between them - cockoo ray, thornback, dogfish, ling spurdog, conger and rockling.
Ivor Smith, from Rogerstone, was the most successful traveller when Gwent and District SAC held a roving competition as he returned to the weigh in to put two dog fish and a rockling weighing 1.
The second match featured 25 entrants, with 11 weighing in four codling, three flounder, three sand dabs, two rockling, two coalfish and one pollack.
Craig Maddox caught two rockling and a pouting and with a combined weight of 0.
In total 13 flounders a rockling and an eelpout were weighed in, all of them coming from Whitby harbour and piers.
He beached two dogfish, two rockling and a cod to put 2.
Chris Woods, from Cowbar Jetty, was runnerup with one tadpole fish and one rockling for 1lb 6.
48kg from a conger and a rockling and Keith Skipper was third with 2.
ROCKLING were the dominant species in the latest St Mary's match, fished by 17 with 14 weighing in.
Rory Jenkins, fishing for Sakuma Match Team, topped the individual catches and picked up PS122 pool money by beaching four conger eels and three rockling with a total weight of 8.