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Is he the man of all records miniature?

 

Yup - Dennis Flack currently holds the Bitterling, Bleak & Stickleback records. Waterlog did a nice piece on him some years back focussing on his (still unsuccesful) quest to get the British Dace record. The man has caught well over 100, 1lb+ dace in his lifetime!

 

 

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If it's 1lb+ Dace he wants, he should be fishing the lower reaches of the White Cart round Paisley Watermill or Loch Lomond/Leven at Balloch. Folk may scoff but if I wanted a big Dace, that's where I'd be spending my time.

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Vagabond, in all seriousness, what do you reckon they actually weigh?
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Rather less than an ounce, I'm sorry to say. I think I estimated Chris's at 14 drams - and at a rough guess, yours at around 12. (That's avoirdupois drams, 16 to the ounce)

 

Tiddler weights are almost always over-estimated, even by experienced anglers.

 

There must be hundreds of people who claim to have beaten the gudgeon record of 4 oz, but "didn't bother to weigh it"

 

It usually turns out to be "nearly eight inches long" That's a big gudgeon - and at around two ounces, about half the record weight.

 

 

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Rather less than an ounce, I'm sorry to say. I think I estimated Chris's at 14 drams - and at a rough guess, yours at around 12. (That's avoirdupois drams, 16 to the ounce)

 

Tiddler weights are almost always over-estimated, even by experienced anglers.

 

There must be hundreds of people who claim to have beaten the gudgeon record of 4 oz, but "didn't bother to weigh it"

 

It usually turns out to be "nearly eight inches long" That's a big gudgeon - and at around two ounces, about half the record weight.

 

Thanks Vagabond, they're obviously tricky little characters to put a weight to! Still, it just about quadrupled by previous PB... :D

 

Now, where did I put my stickleback tackle...?

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Heh, looks like i've got some Bullhead competition. Better start feeding up my fullproof monster bullhead swim :D Bullheads are also called Millers Thumb's right?

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They are yes.

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Bullheads are also called Millers Thumb's right?

Right, and down here in Sussex in the 1940s they were called "Liggies"

It's years since I have heard them called that - has anyone else heard that name?

 

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Just found this

Liggy - North East of England (Geordie) local expression for a "Marble" (Small Glass Ball) Used when playing marbles.

Example taken from local song "Wor Geordie's lost his Liggy"

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