Do you sex fish when you catch them?

Zerkalo

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Tench are notoriously easy to identify gender, from the size of the fish and moreso the size of the pectoral pectoral fins. I don't usually do it with other species.

Wondering if anyone identifies the gender of fish they catch, which species, and how?
 

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:ROFLMAO: I knew there'd be one. Just watching a few Tench videos and the angler almost always says, "Beautiful female" or so on.

Got me thinking about maybe doing the same with other species.
 

Lee Richards

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There probably is a way but life is to short to be looking for fish lady parts
"Got me thinking about maybe doing the same with other species. "
Can I suggest that - yes with women but no with Tigers and Snakes :ROFLMAO:
 

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Other than tench, grayling are easy to tell apart - the males have a much taller rear fin.

Only male bream exhibit spawning tubercles - but obviously that's only useful to know for a couple of months a year
Male sticklebacks have red bellies in the spawning season.

Apart from those obvious ones I think you'll need a scalpel to identify any other differences between the sexes

Simon
 
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