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Charr are only a "rarity" down south. Up here they are in pretty well most lochs. Some lochs hoach with them. They are not in short supply and certainly NOT in "only a few waters".Maybe you're mistaking them for powan/schelly? They are rare and only in a few waters.

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Kreid my friend you are spot on but there is one place in Scotland where they are rare------------------------------------------------------------------MY FREEZER. :confused:

 

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Kreid my friend you are spot on but there is one place in Scotland where they are rare------------------------------------------------------------------MY FREEZER. :confused:

 

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"Da di da di da, it isn't happening..."

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/0...reut/index.html

 

(Except in our freezers.)

 

 

Retiring to higher ground,

 

PB

"What did you expect to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically...?"

 

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kreid:

Charr are only a "rarity" down south. Up here they are in pretty well most lochs. Some lochs hoach with them. They are not in short supply and certainly NOT in "only a few waters".Maybe you're mistaking them for powan/schelly? They are rare and only in a few waters.

As a southern softie I always believed they were rare. Indeed Matt Hayes said of them in the great Rod Race, “Char only exist in glacial lakes and are becoming rare”. I am glad to hear this is not the case, wouldn’t mind having a go for them sometime. Are there any reports of the number of char in the UK from the Environment agency?

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I have sent away for some information on Char populations in Scottish lochs and will post the replies here when i receive them.

 

 

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Just thought you would like to see a picture of an Ullswater skelly (schelly). It is prolific in Ullswater - it is the environment that is rare, not the fish. I found this one floating dead in the lake while we were trout fishing a few years ago. They are rarely caught by anglers as they are plankton feeders. Note the adipose fin.

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Just thought you would like to see a picture of an Ullswater skelly (schelly). It is prolific in Ullswater - it is the environment that is rare, not the fish.

All the more reason to protect the enviorments that these fish live in methinks.

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I know its a bit late for this season but theres a area at the top of loch voil thats always moving with charr early season.One trip is normally enough to get a good freezer full.But it has to be early on.Was up a few weeks ago and only managed 2.

CHEERS FERGIE

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I know its a bit late for this season but theres a area at the top of loch voil thats always moving with charr early season.One trip is normally enough to get a good freezer full.But it has to be early on.Was up a few weeks ago and only managed 2.

CHEERS FERGIE

Just keep trashing those easy early-season char, ya hear, ferg'?

 

And returning those oh-so superior Ferox lurvingly...

 

[ 09. June 2005, 10:03 PM: Message edited by: Paul Boote ]

"What did you expect to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically...?"

 

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Think the area at the top of loch voil that you are talking about fergie is loch doine Watch what you are doing as i was told that someone had bought the place and the area is apparently not fisherman friendly supposedly no fishing on it at all now.Take care .

 

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