The Freckled Angel is the brainchild of 27-year-old Bangor born chef patron Mike Jones, an amazing young man with a lifelong passion for cooking who trained at some of North Wales' leading establishments including Port Meirion Hotel.
That is how in 2016 Freckled Angel tapas came about and the rest, as they say, is history!
Here in North Wales we are lucky to have many outstanding restaurants, Freckled Angel is certainly one of them.
The known range of the freckled madtom extends from eastern Texas to western Alabama and from central Indiana to southeastern Iowa (Pflieger, 1975; Etnier and Starnes, 1993; Mettee et al., 1996).
Within Illinois, the freckled madtom is occasionally found in the central and southern portions of the state (INHS 2006).
Their The Fishes of Illinois (1920) states that the freckled madtom is rare in Illinois and was only found in the central portion of the state with the northernmost locality near Havana.
A freckled madtom (Noturus nocturnus) was collected on 16 May 2005 during monthly monitoring for silver (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) in the lower Des Plaines River.
The recently collected freckled madtom (Figure 2) measures 86.25 mm in standard length and 105.89 mm (4.17 inches) in total length.
It is possible that the freckled madtom was present all along, but was overlooked for the past 100 years due to its difficulty to collect, a naturally sporadic occurrence (Pflieger, 1975; Mettee et al., 1996), and possible misidentification.
Although the occurrence of the freckled madtom in the Des Plaines River may be a sign of improved water quality, this does not imply that the Des Plaines River is pristine or has returned to its natural condition.
Burr from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for providing records and locality data for the freckled madtom.