Is this an exceptional perch?

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Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Scott » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:15 pm

This isn't my fish but it is Cumbrian, came out of Windermere. I've caught one myself that seemed to have more than its fair share of stripes. Anyone else ever seen a perch with TEN stripes?

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Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Paul D » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:04 pm

That just got me searching my photographs, all mine seem to have 6, although the sixth is fairly indistinct on some, very interesting Scott. :Hat:
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Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Luga00 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:08 pm

Crumbs, looks like some sort of hybrid. Maybe you've found a the new Zander, Scott!

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Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Wild Duck » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:12 pm

Very strange striping, and the colouring is rather different, very gold around the face with more orange than red fins. Very lovely fish though!

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Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Beresford » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:25 pm

The colouring will depend on the environment. I've caught big perch fly fishing on a rich lowland reservoir and their colouring is so bright that they look like the most optimistic illustrations in a fishing book. In contrast I've caught perch in gravel pits that have a bronze hue.

Do all other Windermere perch have lots of stripes?
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Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Harry H » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:58 pm

Not seen the like before but what a lovely fish
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Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Scott » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:57 pm

Thanks for all your input chaps...
Beresford wrote:Do all other Windermere perch have lots of stripes?
I wouldn't know Beresford, I lifted the image from a facebook group I'm in. Never fished Windermere myself. Here's one I caught from a mountain tarn that seems to have 8 stripes;

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Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Dave Burr » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:56 pm

The only reference I can find of a ten striped perch is on an ice fishing page. The only suggestion there was that it may have been eating zebra mussels :roll:

That your Windermere fish had eight, it may be an anomaly of cold water venues. Pretty fish though.

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Post by Trilob » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:28 am

both stunning fish!

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Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Tengisgol » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:01 pm

Never seen the likes of that before, what a gorgeous fish!
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