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Re: I’d?

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Barbel, some people kept them in ponds sold from garden centers and released them when they grew to big.
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Re: I’d?

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It does look very much like a barbel but I can't help thinking the dorsal fin is just a little too far back.

Obviously tricky to tell with that angle though.
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Re: I’d?

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suffolk si wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 16:41 -
Fairly confident it’s a barbel tbh
Not a chance I think Si sadly. 😉
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Re: I’d?

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Luke wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:24 -
It does look very much like a barbel but I can't help thinking the dorsal fin is just a little too far back.

Obviously tricky to tell with that angle though.
The dorsal is completely wrong for a barbel Luke. 👍

This is becoming quite comical tbh. I won’t say where it was taken but it has more chance of being a unicorn than a barbel tbh.

Great to see that other people’s fish id skills are as questionable as mine though. 😀😀😀
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The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...
















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Re: I’d?

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How about a Chub.
Would/could have same orange tinge to fin.
The fish is obviously turning away to avoid retina burn 🤣
The nose area anomaly could just be flotsam/debris/weed.

Plus they don’t mind living in the smallest of ditches even fish of size😉
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Re: I’d?

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Without the whiskers, the shape is like that of a Spurdog. The tail end looks super skinny.
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Re: I’d?

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davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:47 -
The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...
















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Appalling photo?

Of course Dave. There has to be some reason you made the same call as me! :laughs:
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Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:07 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:47 -
The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...
















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Appalling photo?

Of course Dave. There has to be some reason you made the same call as me! :laughs:
It's one of those things that the more you look the more you doubt your original impression! I tried to judge the position of the dorsal fin relative to the belly fins but couldn't make my mind up. :laughs: Could be a bream, could be a barbel. We'll never know. Because even if a bream IS caught there could still be a barbel that's uncaught! :dizzy:
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Re: I’d?

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davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:11 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:07 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:47 -
The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...

If anybody else had told me I’d still be undecided, but I know the fella in question will be correct.

Unlike us reprobates this fella actually spends his life fishing, not arguing the toss about tosh on a ‘fishing’ forum. :laughs:

It’s a bream. That’s it. :thumbs:















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Appalling photo?

Of course Dave. There has to be some reason you made the same call as me! :laughs:
It's one of those things that the more you look the more you doubt your original impression! I tried to judge the position of the dorsal fin relative to the belly fins but couldn't make my mind up. :laughs: Could be a bream, could be a barbel. We'll never know. Because even if a bream IS caught there could still be a barbel that's uncaught! :dizzy:
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Re: I’d?

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davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:11 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:07 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:47 -
The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...

















...Basking Shark. :joker:
Appalling photo?

Of course Dave. There has to be some reason you made the same call as me! :laughs:
It's one of those things that the more you look the more you doubt your original impression! I tried to judge the position of the dorsal fin relative to the belly fins but couldn't make my mind up. :laughs: Could be a bream, could be a barbel. We'll never know. Because even if a bream IS caught there could still be a barbel that's uncaught! :dizzy:
If anybody else had told me I’d still be undecided, but I know the fella in question will be correct.

Unlike us reprobates this fella actually spends his life fishing, not arguing the toss about tosh on a ‘fishing’ forum. :laughs:

It’s a bream. That’s it. :thumbs:
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Re: I’d?

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suffolk si wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 16:41 -
Fairly confident it’s a barbel tbh
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Re: I’d?

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Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:33 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:11 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:07 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:47 -
The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...

















...Basking Shark. :joker:
Appalling photo?

Of course Dave. There has to be some reason you made the same call as me! :laughs:
It's one of those things that the more you look the more you doubt your original impression! I tried to judge the position of the dorsal fin relative to the belly fins but couldn't make my mind up. :laughs: Could be a bream, could be a barbel. We'll never know. Because even if a bream IS caught there could still be a barbel that's uncaught! :dizzy:
If anybody else had told me I’d still be undecided, but I know the fella in question will be correct.

Unlike us reprobates this fella actually spends his life fishing, not arguing the toss about tosh on a ‘fishing’ forum. :laughs:

It’s a bream. That’s it. :thumbs:
It would have been better if he'd not taken a photo. Would have saved a load of wasted time for us armchair anglers! :giggle:
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Re: I’d?

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davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:38 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:33 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:11 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:07 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:47 -
The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...

















...Basking Shark. :joker:
Appalling photo?

Of course Dave. There has to be some reason you made the same call as me! :laughs:
It's one of those things that the more you look the more you doubt your original impression! I tried to judge the position of the dorsal fin relative to the belly fins but couldn't make my mind up. :laughs: Could be a bream, could be a barbel. We'll never know. Because even if a bream IS caught there could still be a barbel that's uncaught! :dizzy:
If anybody else had told me I’d still be undecided, but I know the fella in question will be correct.

Unlike us reprobates this fella actually spends his life fishing, not arguing the toss about tosh on a ‘fishing’ forum. :laughs:

It’s a bream. That’s it. :thumbs:
It would have been better if he'd not taken a photo. Would have saved a load of wasted time for us armchair anglers! :giggle:
Yep, I should have known better than to ask on here, but tbh it’s quite comical seeing people trying to justify their lack of knowledge. 😀
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Re: I’d?

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davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:38 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:33 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:11 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:07 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:47 -
The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...

















...Basking Shark. :joker:
Appalling photo?

Of course Dave. There has to be some reason you made the same call as me! :laughs:
It's one of those things that the more you look the more you doubt your original impression! I tried to judge the position of the dorsal fin relative to the belly fins but couldn't make my mind up. :laughs: Could be a bream, could be a barbel. We'll never know. Because even if a bream IS caught there could still be a barbel that's uncaught! :dizzy:
If anybody else had told me I’d still be undecided, but I know the fella in question will be correct.

Unlike us reprobates this fella actually spends his life fishing, not arguing the toss about tosh on a ‘fishing’ forum. :laughs:

It’s a bream. That’s it. :thumbs:
It would have been better if he'd not taken a photo. Would have saved a load of wasted time for us armchair anglers! :giggle:
BTW ‘He’ didn’t take the photo, it was a non fishing pal of mine that walks his dog along this stretch and knew that I’d be interested.

It’s made for some typical Pit nonsense though, so not entirely unfruitful. 😀
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Re: I’d?

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Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 19:03 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:38 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:33 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:11 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 18:07 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:47 -
The angle is deceptive and the photo is appalling. I'm leaning away from barbel now to something else beginning with 'B'...

















...Basking Shark. :joker:
Appalling photo?

Of course Dave. There has to be some reason you made the same call as me! :laughs:
It's one of those things that the more you look the more you doubt your original impression! I tried to judge the position of the dorsal fin relative to the belly fins but couldn't make my mind up. :laughs: Could be a bream, could be a barbel. We'll never know. Because even if a bream IS caught there could still be a barbel that's uncaught! :dizzy:
If anybody else had told me I’d still be undecided, but I know the fella in question will be correct.

Unlike us reprobates this fella actually spends his life fishing, not arguing the toss about tosh on a ‘fishing’ forum. :laughs:

It’s a bream. That’s it. :thumbs:
It would have been better if he'd not taken a photo. Would have saved a load of wasted time for us armchair anglers! :giggle:
BTW ‘He’ didn’t take the photo, it was a non fishing pal of mine that walks his dog along this stretch and knew that I’d be interested.

It’s made for some typical Pit nonsense though, so not entirely unfruitful. 😀
:thumbs:
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Re: I’d?

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Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:37 -
suffolk si wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 16:41 -
Fairly confident it’s a barbel tbh
Not a chance I think Si sadly. 😉
Shame Chris, I’d say bream then👍
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Re: I’d?

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suffolk si wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 21:02 -
Chris Hammond wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 17:37 -
suffolk si wrote: Sat Sep 02 2023 16:41 -
Fairly confident it’s a barbel tbh
Not a chance I think Si sadly. 😉
Shame Chris, I’d say bream then👍
I’m pretty confident Si.

On the plus side it might provide an overlooked stretch where a big pike might be living. 🙂
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If I was to hazard a guess and was betting my house I’d say 100% barbel
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Re: I’d?

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Looks a lot like a barbel at first looking at it longer maybe a chub. I’d struggle saying bream over chub? Blanked first time this season last night any of them would have done!
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Barbel
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Re: I’d?

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No its still a bream! :laughs:

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