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Thread: shubumpkin??

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    Jason Lennon Guest

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    I have just read that there is one shubumpkin at woodlands lakes near Thirsk, Nth Yorks.

    What on earth is a shubumpkin? I've tried several search engines to try and find a description and/or picture, with no worthy results. Someone out there must know!!

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    Dave Rothery Guest

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    like a koi

    its shrubumpkin i think

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    Jason Lennon Guest

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    If it's like a Koi, how would I tell its a shubumpkin and not a koi?
    It's right spelling as I copied it and pasted the name of the fish from the article on the maggotdrowning site.

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    Dave Rothery Guest

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    didnt it tell you all that in the article?

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    Jason Lennon Guest

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    no, it just listed the fish contained within the lakes.

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    Gerry Castles Guest

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    Sorry mate its spelt 'shubunkin', its a fancy goldfish. Not to be confused with a 'shebumpkin' which is in fact a female resident of the Fens.

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    Jason Lennon Guest

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    cheers gerry, just copied & pasted your spelling into google & found a picture.

    It's a bonny fish aint it? huge tailfin!
    Hope the one in woodlands lakes is a big one - with a tail that size, it'll put up a good fight!

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    Rodney Wrestt Guest

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    Jason,
    the tail isn't as effective as you might think as it's a flowing type with very soft rays, which don't give the thrust generated by shorter tails with thicker/stronger rays.

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    Dave Rothery Guest

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    sharp "v" tails the best for speed (look at tuna etc)

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    Rodney Wrestt Guest

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    yes Dave, but the rays through the tail are stronger in a tuna etc, the rays of a shubs tail are thin and soft they curve gently as the tail is used, they can fight but not as well as you would expect from a fish with a tail of that size (in proportion to the rest of the fish). Think of the thrust power produced by a rudder (Tuna tail) and an elastic band (Shub tail).

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