Rodent eating trout!

Dannyjbg

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Hi all,
I caught a brownie at a nearby tarn in the Lake district today (14 inches). One thing that stuck out to me was that the fish had a pretty good belly on it - upon opening up the stomach i realised why... There was a semi digested mouse inside!
Has anyone else come across this? I've heard of the monsters in NewZealand doing it but not larl brownies in the lakes!
Im not sure i fancy eating it now after seeing that, I might give it to a 'friend'.
 

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We fished a hill loch near Aberfeldy and my Dad fishing about a hundred yards further along the bank caught a nice trout around a pound, I saw him get his priest out then heard a right girly scream then a shout to come see....same as your fish, thought it’d eaten a mouse , it was actually a wee water vole so I suspect it would have been a vile your trout took too
Being opportunistic I’d suspect trout take them any chance they get....it’s a decent mouthful

hoolet
 

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Hi all,
I caught a brownie at a nearby tarn in the Lake district today (14 inches). One thing that stuck out to me was that the fish had a pretty good belly on it - upon opening up the stomach i realised why... There was a semi digested mouse inside!
Has anyone else come across this? I've heard of the monsters in NewZealand doing it but not larl brownies in the lakes!
Im not sure i fancy eating it now after seeing that, I might give it to a 'friend'.
My grandad has found salmon and trout with mouse in them its not uncommon ive never seen it tho he also caught a salmon years ago on orange peelings which is interesting lol
 

Dannyjbg

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My grandad has found salmon and trout with mouse in them its not uncommon ive never seen it tho he also caught a salmon years ago on orange peelings which is interesting lol
very strange! should have asked everyone whats the strangest things theyve found inside a fish!
 

Dannyjbg

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We fished a hill loch near Aberfeldy and my Dad fishing about a hundred yards further along the bank caught a nice trout around a pound, I saw him get his priest out then heard a right girly scream then a shout to come see....same as your fish, thought it’d eaten a mouse , it was actually a wee water vole so I suspect it would have been a vile your trout took too
Being opportunistic I’d suspect trout take them any chance they get....it’s a decent mouthful

hoolet
i like to think i have quite a strong stomach but it has definitely made me feel a bit queasy! not sure about a girly scream though
 

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The original surface lure for sea trout fishing was called a mouse. You had to cast it to the far bank and land it with a splash to replicate a mouse falling in the river.
 

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In Russia a few years ago one of our group killed a large sea trout to cook for lunch inside was a lemming in perfect condition, in fact I think it could have been revived
 
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