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    Just for fun
    What species have you never caught and would like to catch or have not caught for a long time and would like to again?
    Mine would be a minnow sounds stupid really but out of all the species I have caught over the years I've never caught one and would be chuffed if I got one and ticked it off the list next would be a grayling.

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    A Ruffe I've only ever caught one, then I've still a few others to tick off barbel, grayling, trout, salmon, but a Ruffe would make me a happy chap

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    Easy choice for me - Zander.

    Simply none in my part of the world, nonetheless would love to catch one.

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    I once caught a bullhead from the dane many years ago and my
    son caught a stone loach from commercial in Yorkshire,
    a species I don't want to catch again is motherless minnows,
    The Macclesfield canal around Congleton is full of them, once in your swim
    you cant get rid of them,i fed a pint of pinkies away from where I was fishing to feed them off, didn't work, it is no good trying to make a weight with them in a match either, they are like a 100 to the lb so to speak,
    Christian, if you want minnows go on any of the free stretches of the Ribble around the A59 area, Walton-le Dale for example
    Last edited by markcw; 03-10-2017 at 21:33. Reason: amendment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian bracket butwhy View Post
    Mine would be a minnow sounds stupid really but out of all the species I have caught over the years I've never caught one and would be chuffed if I got one and ticked it off the list next would be a grayling.
    I'd have thought that your closest decent sized river would be the Ribble. If you go to the mid to upper reaches of that river, fish a single maggot on an 18 hook and you'll soon be wishing you'd never see a minnow again. If you manage to get through the minnows, you should be able to find a grayling or two as well.

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    Stone loach. I know I caught them in nets as a kid but I cant actually recall catching one on a line and hook.

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    In my time I have taken every common coarse fish going, plus a few game fish as well. One species that I used to catch prolifically in the Midlands, but not down here in Dorset would be the eel. A slack handful of them would make my day. Pete.
    Casternets

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    Never caught a Barbel.....one day.

    Haven't caught a gudgeon since childhood days.

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    Philip,this was a new commercial near Northallerton, hadn't been open long,
    in fact the carp were still shoaled up around the 3 or 4 pegs where they were introduced into the water,along with the silvers that went in a few gudgeon and stone loach ended up going in at the same time,
    it was caught using 6 sections of pole,zim 3 elastic (I think) 1.5lb main line
    to 1lb hooklength,size 22 and single pinkie,
    we were fishing on the other side from the "carp" pegs, the carp were only
    around 1-2lb each, this was around 25 years ago,
    the river dane where I caught the bullhead,also had lamprey in there,

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    Don't know about what I would like to catch more like what I wouldn't.
    Carp
    F1s
    Ide
    Three species I could easily do without.

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