Fish Id - Lake eildon

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Fish Id - Lake eildon

Postby happyfriggincamper » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:56 pm

Didn't ever think I'd get something from Lake Eildon and not know what it is.... First thought was a Roach, but eye and fins threw me. I've caught <10cm carp before, didn't look like this either. Quick google search and best guess I can put out is a Chub...? If so, never heard of them before.

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Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Postby Broomstick » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:21 pm

You were right with your first thought, it's a roach.

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Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Postby happyfriggincamper » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:14 pm

Cheers pat - I was thrown when googling pictures, the majority of roach pics were red eyed, and it was described as a distinctive tell-tale sign for ID. Do you know the go, with this? Male/female, juvenile etc?

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1857 has images of both.

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Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Postby Boonanza » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:46 pm

Broomstick wrote:You were right with your first thought, it's a roach.

Definately a roach
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Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Postby ante552 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:17 pm

Lol freshwater mullet

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Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Postby Redhunter » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:43 pm

Roach...carp...scum of the waterways...



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Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Postby Redhunter » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:46 pm

I'd be putting it on a two hook rig and floating it back out for a big brown or a cod, but maybe thats just me ;)


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