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Watched Matt Hayes earlier, he crept under some barbed wire to appear as inconspicuous as possible..wearing a RED jumper :huh: have I got this all wrong or wha'? :)

 

Watched Matt Hayes earlier, he crept under some barbed wire to appear as inconspicuous as possible..wearing a RED jumper :huh: have I got this all wrong or wha'? :)

 

 

Must add, he was after chub. :rolleyes:

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Depends what screening or cover he had in front of him, I suppose - you can wear what you like, so long as you can keep very still and the fish can't see you!

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Depends what screening or cover he had in front of him, I suppose - you can wear what you like, so long as you can keep very still and the fish can't see you!

:lol: that's not bad for you Dave :lol:

 

Seriuosly! :rolleyes: does that mean camo is not worth the cloth its stitched on? :(

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I don't much care what colours I wear. The things that will spook fish though are causing vibration by jumping about and moving about on the skyline.

So long as you're quiet and keep down below the level of the bankside bushes, you can wear a bright yellow jersy with DANGER ANGLER ! printed on it and you're unlikely to significantly spook any fish unless they're right in the near bank and the water is shallow.

Species caught in 2020: Barbel. European Eel. Bleak. Perch. Pike.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

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.

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Seriuosly! :rolleyes: does that mean camo is not worth the cloth its stitched on? :(

 

You haven't told us yet if Matt caught any chub in his bright red jumper. :huh:

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:lol: that's not bad for you Dave :lol:

 

Seriuosly! :rolleyes: does that mean camo is not worth the cloth its stitched on? :(

IMO cammo is for catching anglers not fish. I don't think that fish can see very far 'out of the water' myself.

 

Fish are probably colour blind, or like some birds see more in the UV part of the spectrum (humming birds for example) and some fish scientists think that some species can see in infra-red. That means they can see your body heat so it won't make any difference what you wear. Noise and vibration are what spooks them.

 

Just my two bits worth, your mileage may be different.

 

Here are some references. but you'll probably need to pay to read them.

Scientific American Vol 246 1982 "Colour Vision in Fishes" by Joseph S Levine and Edward F. MacNichol, Jnr.

Light and Life in the Sea" 1990. Ed's P.J.Herring, A.K.Campbell, M. Whitfield, C.L.________. Cambridge University Press with particular reference to Chapter 10 of that work, "The Colour Sensitivity and Vision of Fishes" by J.C Partridge

The ecology of the visual pigments of snappers (Lutjanidea) on the Great Barrier Reef J. N.Lythgoe, W.R.A. Muntz, J.C. Partridge, J. Shand, D. McB. Williams.

Specialisations of the telost visual system: adaptive diversity from shallow-water to deep sea Shaun P Collin 1997. From Adaptative Mechanics in the Ecology of Vision Kluwer Achademic Publications Netherlands.

The Visual System of Fish Ed. Douglas Djamgoz 1990 Chapman Hall London.

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You haven't told us yet if Matt caught any chub in his bright red jumper. :huh:

 

 

He caught one anyway on the bend of the river :) dont know where I got SERIUOSLY from :lol:

 

I'm not into camo either but Matt does wear a lot of it, then again, it was out of his older series. :rolleyes:

 

must put back on my Union Jack suit now we've cleared this up. :)

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I only used to wear a camo jacket when lure fishing as to not spook fish on the follow up and when fishing off the top, but now i wear it most of the time when fishing as it is now my lucky jacket along with my old West ham home shirt for course and West Ham away shirt for sea fishing.

 

It's a proper army one that was given to me, not a tackle tart special :P

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I only used to wear a camo jacket when lure fishing as to not spook fish on the follow up and when fishing off the top, but now i wear it most of the time when fishing as it is now my lucky jacket along with my old West ham home shirt for course and West Ham away shirt for sea fishing.

 

It's a proper army one that was given to me, not a tackle tart special :P

There is no point in wearing any kind of cammo fishing. Fishes optics and vision are not like a mammals. You can see the world 12-14 times better than any fish. Fish mostly can't see colour. They can perceive graduations in colour, contrast, detect movement. A brown trout can't focus on anything further than about 3 inches from its snout.

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Fish mostly can't see colour. They can perceive graduations in colour, contrast, detect movement. A brown trout can't focus on anything further than about 3 inches from its snout.

 

Interesting but there are lots of examples of colour in fish that is nothing to do with camoflage and everything to do with identification and or sex. If fish can't see colour, there's no point in being colourful.

Similarly, if the testing shows that trout can't focus at more than three inches then I'd suggest that it's the testing methodology thats faulty rather than the trouts eyesight. Millions of years of evolution and life in a predator filled environment mean that their vision is bound to be much better than suggested. Myopic fish would very quickly be thinned out.

Species caught in 2020: Barbel. European Eel. Bleak. Perch. Pike.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

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.

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