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Fish ID please

Can anyone tell me which fish these are please?

They were in the estuary of a small river, swimming with the tide up stream but retreated back into the sea - about 30 cms/1 foot long. Shoals of 8-10 at a time.
Thanks.

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sean

I *think* that they're some sort of mullet.
Mary-Jane

They look like grayling to me. Nice fish - meaty, but lots of bones. They have to be well filleted.
Drewsephine

Mary-Jane wrote:
They look like grayling to me.


was thinking the same
Mary-Jane

Drewsephine wrote:
Mary-Jane wrote:
They look like grayling to me.


was thinking the same


Nice fish to catch...especially on a small gold head fly.
Mary-Jane

Here you go: http://www.letsflyfish.com/grayling.htm
woody guthrie

The Grayling would be a fresh water river fish and not really seen in estuaries.

I would be more inclined to think they were grey mullet as they frequent estuaries and swim about in shoals. Quite difficult to catch as they don't take baits to readily. They can be caught on the fly and I do know a guy who catches them after pre baiting with bread flake and drifting a Bread fly over the shoal.




Bodger

Mullet.
Tavascarow

Agree.
Grey mullet.
12Bore

I've caught mullet on the fly, a good fight and a good meal. Smile (but bass fight more and taste better!)
Mary-Jane

Yes well alright. It still looks like a grayling though...
12Bore

Stealth mullet Wink
Gervase

The dorsal fin's far too small for a grayling. Mullet.
pricey

Thin lip i think you will find, a nice piece of bread wrapped around the hook free line it and you will catch them all day. They are a lot easier to catch in the Med than here, I used to get buckets of them when i lived in Sardinia.
Bodger

Mary-Jane wrote:
Yes well alright. It still looks like a grayling though...
Not to another mullet. Shocked
Lorrainelovesplants

yep, grey mullet, in the Camel at Wadebridge bridge - about 2 ft long.
zigs

Bodger wrote:
Mary-Jane wrote:
Yes well alright. It still looks like a grayling though...
Not to another mullet. Shocked


laughing5

Def a mullet, did i tell you i caught a 5lb one on the chesil ?
dpack

look like mullet
they quite like eating sewage and have rip off lips if one is not gentle once they are hooked
bit pasty to eat but ok in soup

grayling have a very sail like top fin and dont play in estuary water ,cold ,clean and well oxygenated fresh water is their manor ,a noble fish tastier and fightier than browns

landing a lip is wrong Rolling Eyes
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