Fish

DLaurent

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My sister goes swimming on the Wye. Luckily the only thing I have to contend with on most parts of the Middle Severn are canoes. I went canoeing from Bridgnorth to near Bewdley myself and found it boring and hard work. Sometimes at Stourport a boat will come past and you think you're tackle is going to get washed away with the bow waves.
 

WashYourHands

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If my brothers turns up or get together, chances are they‘re going to get their phones out and start scrolling through images of various catches and landings, exactly like that pose.

“This is a chub. This is a pike. This is a barbel. This is a roach. This is a ........”
 

DLaurent

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I'm the same but usually go fishing on my own so just photograph the fish. I took my brother fishing for the first time last year just before lockdown and had to get a pic of him with his first 'decent sized' Carp.

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WashYourHands

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That’s the hammer.

Crab-lining around Ynys Mon, Porthmadog or Skegness used to be fun as a nipper. Line with a hook, bit of bread, dropped off a harbour wall. Pull them up slowly into your bucket of sea water. Then return them when you got bored.

Rock pooling was even more fun. A net, a bucket and masses of different species. Put them all back when done, hippy parents making you note which was which.
 

DLaurent

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I catch Crayfish quite often on some lakes, they're not too much bother but I've heard the Tidal Trent had an invasion of Mitten Crabs last year, they were biting through anglers line. :LOL:
 

william_kent

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Rarely Spotted Deep Sea Pacific Football Fish Washes Ashore

It's a type of "angler fish" - a very odd creature - from the article:

The fish discovered Friday is known to be a female, because only female angler fish possess a long stalk on their head with a bioluminescent tip, which is used to lure prey in the darkness. Angler fish also have razor sharp teeth like "pointed shards of glass" and their mouths are large enough that they can swallow prey as big as their own bodies.

Females are known to grow up to 24 inches long, but male angler fish usually only grow to be about an inch long because "their sole purpose is to find a female and help her reproduce [...]Males latch onto the female with their teeth and become 'sexual parasites,' eventually coalescing with the female until nothing is left of their form but their testes for reproduction."
 
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