What happened to them do you know mate ? Poisoned ? Overfished ? I dont think weve ever had them up here.On the subject of Burbot...
About 20 years ago my team had a Winter League semi final on the Cam which gave loads of blanks in practice.
One of my teammates got going with photoshop and produced a label for "Sensas Burbot 2000" groundbait with a pic of one on it and stuck it on a gb bag, on the basis that the Cam had been the last place anyone caught one and he seemed to have as much chance of catching one of them as anything else....
And Schelly... (In Ullswater and a couple of smaller lakes nearby )If we're counting Burbot, then don't forget about the poor powan, vendace, charr, shad (allis, and thwaite), millers thumb, loach (stone and spiny).
This list could get very long
That reminds me I have caught Salmon ParrThat definitely counts still caught regardless of size, I’ve caught maybe a dozen or so salmon all a couple ounces tops ?
No idea, think they had always been rare- most very old fishing books just mention that they exist in a few places rather than giving any detail of where and how to catch them. What records there are seem mostly from the east side of the country.What happened to them do you know mate ? Poisoned ? Overfished ? I dont think weve ever had them up here.
You beat me to it, glad I looked before posting.