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#1 philocalist

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:50 PM

Hmmm :-) What is the perceived wisdom for fishing for this beastie?   ...   just discovered that I may well be fishing a water that holds them (alongside many other species) for a few weeks over the summer!


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:09 PM

Hi Peter, hope you get lucky mate BUT - have a listen to this,

Think it's been posted before though??

 

https://soundcloud.c...-missing-burbot


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:00 PM

Martin,

 

Can't listen to it.  It's in some strange English language dialect.

 

The burbot is an engima, a mystery, a fish unlike any other.  It is the only freshwater member of the great codfish family.   The burbot prefers deep, cold water, darkness, and secret hiding places.  The life of the burbot is timed to strange cycles:  the wind, the winter, the eternal darkness. In the Missouri River drainage they are known as  eelpout, or lawyer fish.  Best if eaten

 

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:02 PM

Hi Peter, hope you get lucky mate BUT - have a listen to this,

Think it's been posted before though??

 

https://soundcloud.c...-missing-burbot

Sure has Martin - from memory I think it may well have been me that posted it   ...   thouigh this water is outside of the UK, apparently with burbot quite common - apparently also the Hutchen, a freshwater version of the salmon, with the biggest rod caught specimen recorded at 1.8 metres / 60kg in weight, from memory, and fish in excess of 1.5metres recorde each season! :-)



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:31 AM

Off to Sweden?

Looks like jigging or bait fishing with works from a boat in deep water is he order of the day.


Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:08 PM

Philo,

 

The bait of the day - - - SALMON EGGS!!

 

We have sturgeon in the river and a blob is a good as it gets.  I've only caught a couple in my lifetime.  The bait also, in fact, is primarily for flathead catfish. (I never liked night fishing so I never really expected much luck).

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:33 PM

Philo,
 
The bait of the day - - - SALMON EGGS!!
 
We have sturgeon in the river and a blob is a good as it gets.  I've only caught a couple in my lifetime.  The bait also, in fact, is primarily for flathead catfish. (I never liked night fishing so I never really expected much luck).
 
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I don't know about in England but in Scotland possesion of salmon roe is a criminal offence.

Salmon roe
(1)
Any person who buys, sells, exposes for sale or is in possession of any salmon roe shall
be guilty of an offence, and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3
5
on the standard scale.
(2)
Subsection (1) above shall not apply to any person who gives a reason, satisfactory to
the court before which that person is charged, for being in possession of salmon roe.
(3)
It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) above to
prove

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(a)
that the roe had been produced in the course of fish farming within the meaning
given by section 33(6) of the Fisheries Act 1981 (c.29.); or
( B)
that that person believed on reasonable grounds that it had been so produced.
(4)
A person who commits an offence under this section may be convicted on the evidence
of one witness.
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(5)
Subsection (3) above is without prejudice to the provisions of subsection (2) above
relating to the circumstances in which subsection (1) above does not apply.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:13 PM

Seems cheap
https://www.ocado.co...CFYsx0wodwgEMsw
Even using the word caviar instead of egg

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:15 PM

So no salmon roe on sushi in Scotland? :thumbdown:



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:13 PM

Cory,

 

Interesting - who'da thunk it.  We have row after row of roe in tackle shops where trout are the target species.

 

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