All Britains Fish

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Mesquite

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Interesting article about Jack Perks who planned to spend a year taking pictures of all of Britains fish.

Best laid plans and all that as he ended up taking 7 years to capture them all :)

You can read the article here and his website is here

 

Broch

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Interesting article about Jack Perks who planned to spend a year taking pictures of all of Britains fish.

Best laid plans and all that as he ended up taking 7 years to capture them all :)

You can read the article here and his website is here


I'd never even heard of Ruffe or Powan! and I thought I knew my UK wildlife :)
 
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Mesquite

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Yeah there are a few in there that aren't British but invasive, at what point and tone scale do you class an immigrant as British

Way I understood it was he wasn't after purely British Native species but rather, as the article title says, all UK freshwater fish so there would be a few NNIS's in amongst them.
 

Robson Valley

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Nose-picks. Even Sticklebacks (great pets) and Sturgeon.
I see them as all the fish that I might encounter in Britain.

Beautiful galleries of many categories of animals in his web site = he's very good.
 

Clayze

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Ah! Ruffe, greedy little guzzlers. We used to catch plenty when ledgering in Canbury Gardens on The Thames as kids. Related to Perch I think.
 

Toddy

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Isn't that website well worth keeping a hold of the link ? :)
Cracking photos of such a range of fauna :D
Cheers Mesquite :cool:
Fellow even got a photo of a powan, most folks have never even heard of them, and he got the sturgeons too. Impressive work.

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Tengu

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Where will he find a Burbot?

I am not a fish person (as a rule I dont like fish) but I have a few good books. One is

The New Compleat Angler by Stephen Downes and Martin Knowelden.

Which covers everything...Including Burbot.

(Issak Walton is worth reading, but you do not need me to tell you that)
 

daveO

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I didn't know we had pumpkinseeds established here, that's one to look into. I'm sure I remember a Daily Mail article from a few years ago scaremongering that piranhas were loose in lakes in the UK though.
 

Robson Valley

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My money says that if you can find Piranhas for sale in any pet stores in the whole country,
you will have Piranhas in some of your waterways. Bless the dirt-eating greenies.
 

Mesquite

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I'm sure I remember a Daily Mail article from a few years ago scaremongering that piranhas were loose in lakes in the UK though.

Might not be piranhas loose but there's plenty of other NNIS's that irresponsible idiots took on as pets and then dumped in the local lake or river when they outgrew their interest or cages :censored:

Like this example or this one
 

daveO

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My dad caught a terrapin while fishing in the Forest of Dean a few years ago. He had it in a net in case the baliffs came around but gave it to some passing family who took it home with them in the end.
 
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santaman2000

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I don’t understand one part of that article about the terrapins and river turtles. Yes, they’re invasive and harmful. What I don’t understand is why the author thinks there’s a problem figuring out to do with them when captured? Turtle soup sounds good to me.
 

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