Tuesday, May 29, 2012
WEIRD FISH STORY
Richard Muirhead just telephoned me with THIS story. It begins:
"Most anglers’ tales revolve around the improbable size of their catch – but this specimen really does look fishy.
Mark Sawyer, 53, hooked the bizarre creature while fishing for carp in a lake.
At first he thought it was a common brown goldfish but on closer inspection he realised it appeared to have the head of a roach, the body and tail of a brown goldfish and the rear fin of a bream."
OK, all three species he mentions are cyprinids, and a three way hybrid is not impossible. My best guess is that it is some weird goldfish, but I have certainly not seen a fish quite like this before. What do YOU think?
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2151091/Fisherman-goes-angling-carp--discovers-fish-body-goldfish-head-roach-fin-bream.html#ixzz1wHBFRLh1
Posted by Jon Downes at 5:16 PM