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    Question Milking Stillwater trout

    HI Guys

    Does it really prolong a stillwater trout's life if you milk it, the eggs from hens and the milt/sperm from cockfish.

    We have been doing this in winter for years now and it seems to be true. The trout that have not been milked and cant get rid of eggs in dams seem to later on look under nourished.

    What are your views?

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    I do the same!

    From what i have been told, if you dont milk the hen fish
    and remove the eggs they form a growth over time and
    can be fatal!

    Like i said this is what i have been told so may be wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umhlangarox View Post
    I do the same!

    From what i have been told, if you dont milk the hen fish
    and remove the eggs they form a growth over time and
    can be fatal!

    Like i said this is what i have been told so may be wrong!
    My logic is this, once a trout has been milked, it is no more preocupied in finding a place to spawn and can now carry on feeding.Even eating the milked eggs is a nutritious food form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    My logic is this, once a trout has been milked, it is no more preocupied in finding a place to spawn and can now carry on feeding.Even eating the milked eggs is a nutritious food form.

    Dave
    Ya i also dont see much point in them carrying eggs if they cant disperse them

    Doesnt seem logical to me, but like i said i am not that well informed on it so maybe some fish fundi can tell us a bit more???
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    Would be great if someone in the know could post a step by step guide to 'milking' the eggs. please
    Because i am told that if it is done incorrectly you may be doing more harm then good!
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    Wheres that kid with the degree in aquariums and stuff when you need him He'll probably give a way better explanation but from what I understand the theory that if hen's dont deposit their egss they will eventually calcify and cause premature death is a bit of a falacy. In the vast majority of cases the hen's body simply re-absorbs the unfertilised egg if it is not deposited.

    You can do tremendous harm to fish by trying to milk them using the wrong technique. They also dont suddenly start feeding again simply because they have no eggs or milt - its controlled by hormones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppernel View Post
    Does it really prolong a stillwater trout's life if you milk it, the eggs from hens and the milt/sperm from cockfish.
    You milk the cock fish!? Could you perhaps explain that process to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishWhisperer View Post
    You milk the cock fish!? Could you perhaps explain that process to me.
    Same process as the hen, of course. HELL, same fish just a different gender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishWhisperer View Post
    You milk the cock fish!? Could you perhaps explain that process to me.
    Maddy you wear spandex,smoke infinite lights and dont wanna fish in the rain

    I am sure you know exactly how to milk a cock fish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umhlangarox View Post
    Maddy you wear spandex,smoke infinite lights and dont wanna fish in the rain

    I am sure you know exactly how to milk a cock fish
    Hahaha, you bugga! I have no comeback.. I just hang my head in shame!
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
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