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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:26 am 
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Hi guys,

With the beginning of river fishing season fast approaching in England I took a walk at one of my favourite spots for lure fishing and was very pleased to see some brook lampreys. Its rare to see these special creatures not only because of their secretive habits, but also because of population declines. The best time to spot them is in spring while spawning, which is exactly what these were doing.

I'm afraid the photos aren't great but you can get a general idea of their build. I've included a description of the brook lamprey from wikepedia, as well as some other snaps of other local spots and fish that may be lurking under the surface this coming season,



"Adult brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) measure from 12-14cm and spawn in gravels during the springtime. Although they are found in small streams, as their name suggests, they are also found in larger rivers. Brook lamprey ammocoetes live in soft sandy/mud for a number of years before maturing. These young lampreys are blind and are filter feeders, eating detritus and other organic matter.

Unlike most species of lamprey, the adults do not migrate to sea nor do they have a parasitic phase. Adult brook lamprey do not feed and they spawn close to the soft sediment in which they were previously resident."







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brook lamprey head

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brook Lamprey breeding

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Weir pool

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River scene

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lake before storm

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Big river perch

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Winter Pike

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Esatate lake

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Sunset

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Beautifully marked Pike

All the best, Scott


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:09 am 
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Nice pictures Scott.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:32 am 
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Very nice shots. And that is a fantastic perch.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:33 am 
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Great locations and nice photos Scott, makes me quite nostalgic.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:35 am 
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Beautiful pics Scott. Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:37 pm 
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Hey Scott,

Beautiful location and nice fishes.

Here Babloo landed a 15lbs catla on a floating fedder and also hooked some thing which emptied his reel. I think this is enough motivation to bring you back to India as soon as possible.

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Ali..


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 6:35 pm 
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Hi Scott,

Wonderful pics. Thanks for sharing

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 7:35 pm 
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Amazing fish and locations!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:54 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Its a pleasure to share the photos. Glad you enjoyed!

I don't think i'll get any sleep now Ali, will be too busy plotting about Catla and thinking of screaming reels! :D

Babloo must have been over the moon to land the 15lb Catla, and now after all his line was taken even more determined than before!! :wink:

I will definately be back as soon as possible!

all the best,

Scott


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:40 pm 
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hey scott some great pictures mate and beautiful fish I am just chewing my thumb now a days as I have broken my hand so it is really good to see these pics and feel like getting back to action three cheers [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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All the best Rajat, I wish you a swift recovery :D

I know the feeling as once i jumped (fell :oops:)out of a tree and broke both my arms which left me next to useless for a few weeks!!

Scott


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thanks for the words matey :D


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Great Pics Scotty, thanks for sharing them.


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Hi Scott,

Really Nice pics... just love that Perch.

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Madhur.


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Hi Scott,

The perch!! fantastic.


Jeen


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