Ribble: River Ribble Fishing Reports

Morespiders

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On a social media site someone has posted these pics of a fish he caught from the Ribble. Most who replied also showed pics of very similar looking fish.
The general consensus was that these were choach or chub roach hybrids and were common in the river.

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I thought they may be Ide but the scale count on the lateral line is too few? I am not disputing their opinions. I think they're a rare-ish fish elsewhere.
Are they that common on the Ribble?
Yes very Simon they can come out at over four pounds
 

Paul C

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Despite the lack of reports, I'd say the river has been busier for numbers of anglers than ever this year.
That said, I don't see hardly anyone fishing it for the game fish anymore.
 

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I drove over it today and at Brockholes it had burst its banks and was a real torrent.
 

fred hall

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yes I think those hybrids are chub/roach. I have caught 2 or 3 over the years.
 
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