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    Default Siamese carp to salmon!

    Scottish Salmon Fishing Surgery

    Hi Guys, we have just updated the "Last cast" feature on the website, which you can access using the link above. It is weirdly titled "From Siamese Carp to salmon in 48 hours". The story describes the capture of last week's 18 pounder from the Dalmarnock beat of the River Tay. It got us thinking, what weird and wonderful fish have fellow forum members caught??
    Tight lines,
    Sandy & Sam

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    St. Helens canal on Merseyside used to be an interesting place to fish when Pilkingtons glass factory used to pump hot water into the canal.
    The canal was known as the hotties and was full of interesting tropical fish like Cichlids , guppies , albino catfish etc.
    Me and a mate once fished it and caught loads of Cichlids and some other tropical fish which I cant remember.
    I have caught puffer fish in Tenerife at Los Gigantes and some toothy critters off the beach there. Also caught an escapee farmed sea bass on spinner off the beach there.

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    Is st.Helens fishing good these days!

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    The singers factory in Clydebank used to pump hot water into the Forth & Clyde canal.It became famous for the thousands of goldfish that bred there.Used to be great fun fishing for them.You could sell them to the Fun fair folk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishSalmonFishingSurgery View Post
    Is st.Helens fishing good these days!
    It was in my coarse fishing days at least 20yrs ago , I should think.
    The tropical fish have long since gone as hot water is no longer pumped into the canal I believe.
    Interesting fishing in its day though.

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    Yeah my dad took me there a few times, it was always packed i used caster to get the bigger cichlids good fun caught loads

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    How big did the goldfish get you caught?

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    Best I saw was further away (1mile) from the hot water outlet and was about 2.5lb A real monster.
    Last edited by flyman; 07-03-2015 at 09:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishSalmonFishingSurgery View Post
    How big did the goldfish get you caught?
    It is with some regret that I once caught a goldfish in my dad's garden pond !
    The only redeeming fact was that it was on a dry fly !
    I never told him ! At least it wasnt one of his prized koi carp and it wasnt deeply hooked .

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    Was it a good flight lol!??

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