DEEP sea fish have been found dead on the side of a dock.
Half a dozen two-foot long fish lay gutted at Flint docks, leaving people mystified at how they got there.
Stephen Williams of Cornist posted a picture on Facebook after he made the fishy find.
“Me and my mate found them and we think they might be ling,” he said.
“We don’t know how they got there because it’s high up on the bank.
“They looked like they had been gutted.
“It was quite strange.
“It’s a bit of a waste they could have sold them in the market.”
Neville Kinnair, secretary of the Flint and Deeside Fluke Fisherman’s Association, confirmed the fish were ling, a large member of the cod family.
They can grow to up to two metres and live at depths of 100 metres or more.
“They are definitely not from the river,” he said.
“They are deep sea fish.
“I couldn’t see any net marks on them so they’ve been rod caught by anglers.
“I reckon they’ve just got too many of them and they’ve thrown them away.
“They’ve gutted them on the boat and then realised they’ve over fished them.
“A fisherman would sell them.
“They are good fish. It’s a shame to waste them.”