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#11 robtherake

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

There's a a shallow lake nearby - on land that's part of a shoot - where we used to fish at night (poach!) for the roach, which are the sole species present. These roach are the longest I've seen anywhere - more like big dace in shape - but they're most definitely roach, for sure.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

This is interesting http://www.practical...nt.php?sid=1426
I've also read the same regarding bream/skimmers so maybe other species of fish react in the same way?
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Must addmitt, it looks nothing like a roach to me.  Regardless of colouration it's just to slim in the body, nothing at all like the roach i've seen which are much deeper bodied, even at a young age. 

Maybe it's an ornimental dace :).

Roach can be slim in the body; I've had plenty of slim ones, more common in summer than winter.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

Roach can be slim in the body; I've had plenty of slim ones, more common in summer than winter.

 

Your probably right Mark, obviously you've done some serious studies of roach, maybe it's just something i've never come across.







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