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That's interesting Mark, I have only ever caught one on very rare occasions, I guess they must be prolific somewhere but that has never been somewhere that I've been.

Phil

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Well you wait years for a pope and another one comes along at dawn. :)

 

There must be quite a few in this bit of canal.

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I used to catch the odd one in the Wey Navigation between Weybridge and Addlestone, when I fished there as a brat.

 

Perhaps they are attracted to oiks and brats - cos that's me fer sure.

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I once landed a 22ft cabin cruiser fishing there too.

 

Somehow I failed to notice it when casting my perch spinner and amazingly it caught in his bow fender. he didn't notice and not knowing what else to do, I just hauled on the line. The cabin cruiser swerved straight in and climbed the bank much to his surprise!

 

I reclaimed my lure and he went on his way amicably.

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I once landed a 22ft cabin cruiser fishing there too.

 

Somehow I failed to notice it when casting my perch spinner and amazingly it caught in his bow fender. he didn't notice and not knowing what else to do, I just hauled on the line. The cabin cruiser swerved straight in and climbed the bank much to his surprise!

 

I reclaimed my lure and he went on his way amicably.

This sounds like a very fishy tail to me. What was the braking strain of you line.

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That's interesting Mark, I have only ever caught one on very rare occasions, I guess they must be prolific somewhere but that has never been somewhere that I've been.

Phil

 

 

Phil - where you are you must be in a better position than most to catch a Burbot......or Eel Pout.... IIRC the last place they were ever seen was East Anglia. Go on dangle out a rod and see if you can become famous by catching an "extinct" in UK species.

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Plenty of ruffe in the Macc, usually get 3 or 4 in a day. They are bad news. Not just because of the way they sometimes flare their gills out and firmly shut their mouths, catching a few also pretty well guarantees that you won't catch much worthwhile in the near future.

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Plenty of ruffe in the Macc, usually get 3 or 4 in a day. They are bad news. Not just because of the way they sometimes flare their gills out and firmly shut their mouths, catching a few also pretty well guarantees that you won't catch much worthwhile in the near future.

 

 

They excuminiucate their fellows from the swim.

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Phil - where you are you must be in a better position than most to catch a Burbot......or Eel Pout.... IIRC the last place they were ever seen was East Anglia. Go on dangle out a rod and see if you can become famous by catching an "extinct" in UK species.

People claim to catch one occasionally, mostly in the northern Pennine rivers but I have my doubts. It's strange how a species extant from the ice age supposedly succumbed to a series of mild winters. Not an unprecedented extinction however, Vendace have disappeared as recently as 2008.

 

Burbot could be imported from Europe but the fisheries dept are dead against it.

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On 09/10/2016 at 09:38, Mike the Boilerman said:

I used to catch the odd one in the Wey Navigation between Weybridge and Addlestone, when I fished there as a brat sprat

corrected that for you.

 

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