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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrit View Post
    Whoo hooo red face for me
    as long as it is not a red pieletjie!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by turando101 View Post
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    Anatomy of fish = http://badmanstropicalfish.com/anatomy.html
    Thanks for the link Karel

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    This looks more like a Bull Trout or perhaps a Lake trout than a Brook trout.
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    To be honest I sincerely can't see it well enough, but knowing their lake trout I recall they had far more streamlined heads. The fact it's mentioned this fish had big teeth makes me think it may possibly not have been a brookie or straight brookie, but one of those nasty localised hybrids that can eat a man at fifty paces!

    Any chance of a bigger pic, Wooly - you can e-mail me if you wish? Pls PM me if you can do? Thanks!

    (Shades of me and Nympho on his Vaal findings..)
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    hey Wooly Bugger, this fish looks to me like a Lake Trout hey but I am by no means an expert. The shape and head looks right, as well as the colour pattern. As it grows older and larger, it may develop the more pointy snout that Chris is talking about. I may be wrong too, but I doubt that it is a brown or brook.

    There are also two forms of Lake Trout in lakes, a smaller schooling form that is a pelagic planktivore ( open water plankton eater) and a larger solitary form.

    Adipose fins are found in a couple of families namely the Salmonids (trout etc.), Characins (Tigerfish, African Pike, Piranhas etc.), catfishes and whatever family the Chessa and Nkupe is in (Cyprinodontiformes- at a guess?).

    Your best bet will be to have a look at the Fish and Wildlife Services website for the state you caught in in. They usually have very good info on the fish and fishing in each respective state...good luck!

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    Yes, Chris kindly sent me larger pics of the fish which I can now see!! The fish does seem long and thin and I humbly revise my former opinion - it certainly does look like a lake trout (salmonid family)!

    Must get a new pair of eyes!!!
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    Cool guys. thanks a lot

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