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    Default Mystery (possibly) fish hybrid?

    I need some help IDing a fish caught last season . where would the correct place to put the thread .be. p.s any tips on uploading photos? thanks p.p.s its an absolute head doer not knowing what it is lol

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    Default Re: Mystery (possibly) fish hybrid?

    [QUOTE=bigdog78;1100334]I need some help IDing a fish

    IDe maybe?

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    Last edited by cb; 15-03-2012 at 07:33.

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    Just a fat chub.

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    Default Re: Mystery (possibly) fish hybrid?

    Looks like an Ide to me Bigdog.
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    Default Re: Mystery (possibly) fish hybrid?

    An Ide.
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    On closer examination it appears a bit short of scales on the lateral line (I believe it should have mid 50s to be an Ide - is it possibly a roach chub hybrid?
    Last edited by barbelboi; 24-01-2012 at 22:02.
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
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    Default Re: Mystery (possibly) fish hybrid?

    Lookin at the scales they do look small but it still looks like a chub to me...maybe not.

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    Default Re: Mystery (possibly) fish hybrid?

    Concave dorsal; not a chub.
    Not sure if chub ever hybridise, and I've never seen an ide, but there seem to be plenty escaping into rivers, so that's probably the safest bet.

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    Default Re: Mystery (possibly) fish hybrid?

    I make the lateral line count 56 which would fit for Ide.
    The mouth looks too small for Chub, and the Dorsal and Tail look too pointy.
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    Default Re: Mystery (possibly) fish hybrid?

    The dorsal fin, small-ish mouth and the lateral line count would lead me towards thinking its an Ide.

    They are very common in Scandinavia and if you were on the right river pegs you could easily win sections and matches with a netful of Ide.

    I've never caught one in the UK though, pity really as they can fight well on light-ish tackle.

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