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Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:56 pm
by happyfriggincamper
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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Cheers, Chris

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:21 pm
by Broomstick
You were right with your first thought, it's a roach.

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:14 pm
by happyfriggincamper
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.

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:46 pm
by Boonanza
Broomstick wrote:You were right with your first thought, it's a roach.

Definately a roach

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:17 pm
by ante552
Lol freshwater mullet

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:43 pm
by Redhunter
Roach...carp...scum of the waterways...

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:46 pm
by Redhunter
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 ;)

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:12 pm
by FlynnFisherman
Redhunter wrote:Roach...carp...scum of the waterways...


The poms would say otherwise :down:

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:48 pm
by smile0784
Juvenile roach

Re: Fish Id - Lake eildon

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 10:02 pm
by treedoctor
As one of the glorious pommes referred to earlier my initial though was roach but casting my mind back to my teenage Fishing year I now think it looks like a Dace. These are like lightweight pale roach. J have not heard of any in this country by that’s what it looks like to me.