Could it have been a Pipefish?Caught a really unusual looking fish at Meva yesterday that no-one had the slightest clue what it could be.
I put my shrimp basket over the wall to see if I could entice some live bait, when I pulled it up there was a fish in it that was about 4" - 5" long, very thin with a face similar in shape to a pike, towards the tail it tapered away almost to nothing. It was gold in colour (the underside was a lighter gold), with some black spots on it.
There were loads of people fishing and almost all of them came over to have a look, but no-one had ever seen anything like it.
look like one of them to me :blink:How about a Guinean Amberjack?
Caught this in 2004, the only verified rod and line capture from mainland Britain to my knowledge....
Just a shame that the BRFC don't seem interested in letting me claim a British Record for it (their species expert has not got around to formally identifying it - 2 years is obviously not long enough!) Several phone calls, letters, emails various expert opinions, press releases stating the scientific importance.... net result: nothing!! Just a word of warning to any non-NFSA member attempting to claim a record.... don't bother unless it's something simple like a cod or a doggie!:schmoll:
It weighed 2lb 2oz. Put up a good fight, went beserk in close like a big mackerel. They grow to around 8lb apparently, normally reside in the med up as far as the portuguese coast, or over around the gulf of mexico on the other side of the atlantic.... he was a bit lost I think!Impressive looking fish RG. How big was it?
It looks kinds trevally like to me; i bet it put up a scrap??
What did you catch it on mate?