Walleye in France..

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Walleye in France..

Postby meppstas » Thu May 24, 2018 10:22 am

Here's a couple of photos of Walleye that was caught by a good friend of mine in France when he managed to get away from his job at Mepps..
He tells me that they're a great fighting fish and that these two are just a couple of small ones... these were both taken in Lakes one in France and the other In Spain..
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Jean-Luc Faure with a Walleye.. (Large).jpg
Nice Walleye..

Jean-Luc Faure. with a walleye..jpg
Another solid Walleye
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Re: Walleye in France..

Postby smokin_reels » Thu May 24, 2018 11:36 am

meppstas wrote:Here's a couple of photos of Walleye that was caught by a good friend of mine in France when he managed to get away from his job at Mepps..
He tells me that they're a great fighting fish and that these two are just a couple of small ones... these were both taken in Lakes one in France and the other In Spain..
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Jean-Luc Faure with a Walleye.. (Large).jpg

Jean-Luc Faure. with a walleye..jpg



I am no expert on this , but i suspect they maybe Zander. A close to relative of the Wall-eye (their north american counter part)
I have caught a small Zander on a lure while bait fishing for Wels Catfish on the river Ebro in Spain , Dropped it while trying to take a pic :rofl:


Thank fully didnt drop the catfish while taking the picture.
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Re: Walleye in France..

Postby meppstas » Thu May 24, 2018 11:53 am

I have no idea as I'm just going by what he told me he caught... perhaps the bottom ones a Zander as it does look a little different in colour..
Perhaps they're stocked in the rivers & lakes in Europe now.. I know they're a native of Canada & North America & a close relative to the European Zander.. but that's all I know about them.. did find the following on line..

http://www.chicagolandfishing.com/forum ... lleye.html

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Re: Walleye in France..

Postby Lightningx » Thu May 24, 2018 1:21 pm

Heard of and seen Zander before but not a walleye.
They look decent size but they are small ones? Wonder how big a big one is then? Interesting looking fish, first time I’ve heard of this species.

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Postby smile0784 » Thu May 24, 2018 5:17 pm

Solid fish

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Postby LINwAd » Thu May 24, 2018 5:26 pm

They are some good fish, so when's the trip there haha?
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Re: Walleye in France..

Postby barra mick » Thu May 24, 2018 6:04 pm

Whats the story witg them meps..do they fight well ??

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Re: Walleye in France..

Postby Boonanza » Thu May 24, 2018 6:38 pm

They are an interesting looking fish. A cross between a big whiting with a trout head.
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Re: Walleye in France..

Postby meppstas » Fri May 25, 2018 9:31 am

Would be nice to have a trip there and get into a few LINwAd...

Very good fighting fish from what he told me BM..

I thought the same thing when I firsts saw the photo, has that look of a KG whiting shaped head & a lot like a brown trout head as well Boonanza..
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Re: Walleye in France..

Postby Broomstick » Fri May 25, 2018 9:44 am

Are you sure they are walleye and not zander? Walleye are native to Canada and the USA, while zander are native to Europe. I didn't think Walleye were in Europe, but I could be wrong. Walleye and zander are in the same genus (Walleye = Sander vitreus; zander = Sander lucioperca) and they look very similar. I've caught Walleye in the states, they pull hard and eat anything you toss at them. Very cool fish.



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