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    I was having A chat with my mate deanos the other might . when are chat came to talk about fish sizes . We where on about wot does make a fish a speciemen is it half the uk record fish ? Is there some sort of unwritten rule ? about wot makes a fish a speciemen ?

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    EC Guest

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    It depends on the county in my opinion, I'd be interested to see regional record lists for coarse fishlike what is used in sea angling.

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    Im not sure Brendan but I think it should depend where you catch it from by that i mean a pound roach from one river might be big but its small from another river [img]/forum/smilies/i_dont_know_smiley.gif[/img].

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    Specimen fish weights have increased in recent years, certainly the last 15-20 years.

    When i was younger a 5lb Tench would be considered a specimen to most people, now the figure is closer to8lb+ Tenchbeing a specimen (likethis one---->

    I think most fish do still have those magical numbers attached to them tho, whether it be a 2lb Roach or a 10lb Barbel, even perhaps a 20lb Carp.

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    ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) Guest

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    It's all relative to the water you are fishing

    A 14oz roach from a water where the largest roach is 1lb is a specimen

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    Ron 'The Hat' Clay (ACA) Guest

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    As Ed says, specimen fish can vary in size based on what your water is capable of producing.

    But one thing I think we should insist on is that a "specimen" fish should be in perfect condition, and not look like a "raddled old tart".*

    Consider this: Is an obese ugly old slapper a perfect specimen of humanity?

    *Walkerism

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    Nobby C (ACA) Guest

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    I'm a raddled tart Ron, i strongly suspect you might fulfil the full criteria. Are you in Oz now?

    As for the question, a specimen is about 50% of the record weight (D.C Tennents " Weights & Records for coarse anglers" , published by Trowll Walkers of Pengryn, Anglsea.)

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    Cakey Guest

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    whatever I catch is a specimen in my eyes..........................................

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    get your eyes checked Cakey[img]/forum/smilies/nerd_smiley.gif[/img]

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    <blockquote class=quoteheader>Ron 'The Hat' Clay (ACA) wrote (see)</blockquote><blockquote class=quote>

    Consider this: Is an obese ugly old slapper a perfect specimen of humanity?</blockquote>
    er...Mr Derek Deanos would say, &quot;YES, YES, YES&quot;. Especially if she was also the finest Donkey Pie Cook in the North of England.
    PaSC Junior Development Officer ><((((°>

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