When was the last time........????

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davidsenior

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When was the last time you ever caught one of these ???

(If indeed you ever have) LOL


Next question is do you recognise it ???


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Answers on a postage stamp!! LOL[:D][:D]
 

Simple

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Thats a bullhead isnt it ?
Used to lift up rock on the river bed and catch them with my hands when I was a kid.
 

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I thought it was a Bullhead, but not sure i've ever seen one.

I remember catching something on the staffs worcs canal as a kid I couldnt identify... wouldnt be one if those in there would there ?
 

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Looks like a bullhead / ruffe hybrid [:p][:p]

Well that's about as likely as some of the hybrid suggestions that appear on here from time to time.[;)]

Last bullhead I caught was on the Swale at Catterick I think - you don't see as many of them around these days.

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davidsenior

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LOL Simon I'll agree with that comment mate !![:D]

Looks like a bullhead / ruffe hybrid

Well that's about as likely as some of the hybrid suggestions that appear on here from time to time.


It was caught fair and square with the size 12[:0] in it's top lip, the little blighter had gone for a BUNCH of maggots.

It was a very dark colouration, they are usually a little more sort of "brindle" than this one, also the mouth is usually a little larger.



LOL Bricktop, you should've gone to specsavers.!![;)][:D]


Norm, sorry mate you MESSED UP, you only get ONE guess.[:p]
 

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My first guess was mudskipper Cleggy but I guess thats out[:D]. Was it caught in a tidal water as I was thinking of a small blenny possibly.
 

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Bullheads ..lol...used to catch plenty in Rudyard lake when it was a cracking venue .
 

davidsenior

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I've now confused myself. [:0]

The more I've searched the net for other pictures of Bullheads to compare it to, the more discrepancies I come across.

The eyes appear different to the "normal" Bullhead as do the pectoral fins and even the colouration, (although male Bullheads do tend to turn black in spawning condition).

The mouth also looks to be smaller and more to a point rather than flat and wide across.



Here it is again from the side

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Check the bottom photo on this link Dave - looks identical to your speciman.
http://www.english-nature.org.uk/lifeinukrivers/species/bullhead.html

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a millers thumb. (bullhead) We used to catch a few on the Lancaster canal, but I've not seen one for a long long time.
Nice pic Dave.



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arkwright

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definitely a millers thumb cleggy,back in the mists of time since i caught one on a canal somewhere,maybe the bridgie or the st.helens.
horrible looking things arent they [:D]
 

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how about a Stone Loach?

it does look like a bullhead though
 
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