View Full Version : Brother Joe's First Fish

Ashley Cawley
23-10-2011, 10:06 PM
Now I'm no fishing expert but I did do a good job at teaching my younger brother how to fish. This was his first day having a go a fishing and before we switched the camera on he was casting quite reliably, as soon as we turned on the camera to do the filming the nerves must have got the better of him and he was forgetting what to release and when :) ... still funny video, good memories and he caught his first fish (which you can see he was stoked about) we cooked them up and had them for tea :o

(This was over a year ago now)


24-10-2011, 08:20 AM
That was a funny day

24-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Great vid, Joe looks a natural.

On first look....could it be a Rudd?

Ashley Cawley
24-10-2011, 12:03 PM
I think it's a Perch isn't it? I'm not sure - like I said I'm far from a fishing expert!

Ashley Cawley
24-10-2011, 12:07 PM
It looks like a smaller version of this fish (that we caught from the same lake)...


Which I believe at the time was Perch?

24-10-2011, 12:52 PM
Thats a Perch in the above post, a nice sized one too, the smaller/younger ones have more vivid coloration stripes wise. They are really good eating Ive had them in Sweden a few times cooked over the camp fire..T^

24-10-2011, 01:39 PM
Second one is a Perch for sure.

The one in the vid isn't. It's either a Roach or a Rudd, maybe even a hybrid (not uncommon)
Rudd have a more upturned mouth and redder fins.
Doubt there is much difference in taste though:D

24-10-2011, 02:29 PM
I thought these were Rudd the first time I saw them at Woodland Valley and there is a farm not too far away that has loads of Rudd but not sure it's from the same water course. Anyway, the hybrid suggestion sounds very plausible.


24-10-2011, 05:21 PM
a fish is a fish

24-10-2011, 06:33 PM
Thats almost certainly a roach rudd hybrid the young lad is holding in the vid, roach have orange red eyes, rudd have gold, roach have silver bodies, rudd have a golden sheen, roach are slightly slimmer, rudd have a deeper body, roach have red fins, rudd have crimson, that wee honey above has a mix of all those things, so apart from counting the rays on the fins it's almost certainly a hybrid..lovely fish though.

24-10-2011, 07:25 PM
That second fish was a corker! did you weigh it?