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Old September 5th, 2006, 06:03 PM posted to uk.rec.fishing.game
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HI
I caught a small multi coloured fish from the Mersey in Stockport and
can not identify it. I'v scoured the net. Pestered the staff in the
local tackle shops but can't get any clue to what it is . If anyone can
identify it then i would be most gratefull. You can view the fish by
clicking the following link :
http://djc.servehttp.com/fishid
Many Thanks in advance for your time
Dave


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Old September 5th, 2006, 10:35 PM posted to uk.rec.fishing.game
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oups.com...
HI
I caught a small multi coloured fish from the Mersey in Stockport and
can not identify it. I'v scoured the net. Pestered the staff in the
local tackle shops but can't get any clue to what it is . If anyone can
identify it then i would be most gratefull. You can view the fish by
clicking the following link :
http://djc.servehttp.com/fishid
Many Thanks in advance for your time
Dave


Minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus), a male in spawning colours!

"Males are brilliantly coloured in the spawning season, when the background
colouring is heightened, the belly becomes scarlet and the throat black"
p198 , Alwynne Wheeler, The Fishes of The British Isles & Northern Europe,
1969

Strange no one can identify it because it is a very common fish.



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Old September 6th, 2006, 09:51 AM posted to uk.rec.fishing.game
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Many Thanks for taking the time to I.D it for me
Dave

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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:23 AM posted to uk.rec.fishing.game
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writes
HI
I caught a small multi coloured fish from the Mersey in Stockport and
can not identify it. I'v scoured the net. Pestered the staff in the
local tackle shops but can't get any clue to what it is . If anyone can
identify it then i would be most gratefull. You can view the fish by
clicking the following link :
http://djc.servehttp.com/fishid
Many Thanks in advance for your time
Dave


This is a minnow. Something doesn't add up here though. You are very
unlikely to catch a minnow with a big hook like that and it also looks
very similar to a rig that I and locals used to use in Germany to catch
trout. A lip hooked live minnow with a maggot on the hook too could be
absolutely lethal below a float. I got my old minnow net out on the
Girvan one day and tried the same technique. I had 3 sea trout within an
hour in broad daylight.
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Old September 10th, 2006, 11:57 AM posted to uk.rec.fishing.game
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In article , Devs
wrote:

This is a minnow. Something doesn't add up here though. You are very
unlikely to catch a minnow with a big hook like that and it also looks


If I -want- to catch a minnow - eg for bait, then I usually put a tiny bait
on the tip of a #10 as that saves changing the hook.

They'll take maggot conventionally on a #16 with ease and can often manage
a #14.

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