Is this an exceptional perch?

This forum is for discussing perch.
User avatar
Duebel
Eel
Posts: 2411
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:49 pm
Location: Frankonia (Northern Bavaria)

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Duebel » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:03 am

Unfortunately, I couldn't get any pictures to post here, but I've been shown a few of perch with 7, 8 and 11 stripes. They are not as rare but still most of the perch around here have 6 stripes per side.

User avatar
Rutland Rod
Brown Trout
Posts: 1328
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:50 am
Location: Rutland

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Rutland Rod » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:52 pm

Luga00 wrote:Crumbs, looks like some sort of hybrid. Maybe you've found a the new Zander, Scott!
I'm no expert but shape does look more like a Zander than a Perch or is it just that the fish up north are leaner !
Tight lines
Dave

Stuart Whiting

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Stuart Whiting » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:14 pm

Interesting subject, over the years I've seen some very strange marked and weird colouration of perch from very vividly marked and highly coloured fish in crystal clear chalk streams to very boring looking very pale almost off white coloured perch with very little markings at all and then there's what they call the yellow variety which is similar to the fish shown in the first post.

I've come across this before as regards Windermere and Lake District perch, for some odd reason a number of fish appear to be of a yellowish colour and have gained a few more stripes to their appearance as most perch around the uk normally have between 5-7 stripes being average,

Fishing the Thames weir pools for a good number of years most of the 3lb+ fish that I had from IE Teddington nearly all have about 5 stripes,

Something I've been investigating for some time :Hat:

The pic below is of a Lake District perch

Image

User avatar
Scott
Tench
Posts: 2669
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:22 am
Location: The Lake District

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Scott » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:30 pm

Thames Mudlarker wrote:
The pic below is of a Lake District perch

Image

Oi! That's my photo! Did you get it from this forum?

Stuart Whiting

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Stuart Whiting » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:42 pm

Scott wrote:
Thames Mudlarker wrote:
The pic below is of a Lake District perch

Image

Oi! That's my photo! Did you get it from this forum?
No mate from here :Hat:

Image Image

User avatar
Scott
Tench
Posts: 2669
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:22 am
Location: The Lake District

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Scott » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:55 pm

Thames Mudlarker wrote:
Scott wrote:
Thames Mudlarker wrote:
The pic below is of a Lake District perch

Image

Oi! That's my photo! Did you get it from this forum?
No mate from here :Hat:

Image Image
Haha! That's my article. Glad to see somebody has actually read it! All the best :Hat:

Stuart Whiting

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Stuart Whiting » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:27 pm

Scott wrote:
Thames Mudlarker wrote:
Scott wrote:
Thames Mudlarker wrote:
The pic below is of a Lake District perch

Image

Oi! That's my photo! Did you get it from this forum?
No mate from here :Hat:

Image Image
Haha! That's my article. Glad to see somebody has actually read it! All the best :Hat:
And a very good article it is to :Thumb: phew I thought for a moment I was in trouble for putting yer pic up on screen, the idea was to just try and show others the extra stripes that some perch have :Hat:

As I much as I love me roach fishing I'm a bit of a perch nut aswell and research all types of fishing and history of perch :dance2:

User avatar
Scott
Tench
Posts: 2669
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:22 am
Location: The Lake District

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Scott » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:53 pm

Thames Mudlarker wrote:
And a very good article it is to :Thumb: phew I thought for a moment I was in trouble for putting yer pic up on screen, the idea was to just try and show others the extra stripes that some perch have :Hat:

As I much as I love me roach fishing I'm a bit of a perch nut aswell and research all types of fishing and history of perch :dance2:
Thank you for your kind words :Hat: No, you're not in trouble at all, just wondered how my photo had ended up back on here... :cheers:

Stuart Whiting

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Stuart Whiting » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:01 pm

Scott wrote:
Thames Mudlarker wrote:
And a very good article it is to :Thumb: phew I thought for a moment I was in trouble for putting yer pic up on screen, the idea was to just try and show others the extra stripes that some perch have :Hat:

As I much as I love me roach fishing I'm a bit of a perch nut aswell and research all types of fishing and history of perch :dance2:
Thank you for your kind words :Hat: No, you're not in trouble at all, just wondered how my photo had ended up back on here... :cheers:
Ok mate, no worries :Hat:

Be lucky :fishing2:

User avatar
Bob Brookes
Tench
Posts: 2660
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:54 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire

Re: Is this an exceptional perch?

Post by Bob Brookes » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 am

Many of the perch I catch on the Trent have 5 stripes.
Image

Image
"Dost though love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of" Benjamin Franklin

Post Reply

Return to “Perch (Perca fluviatilis)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest