The Devon’s other fish – Lampreys

While looking for some work related information I found an old memory stick with some  fishing photos. Amongst the usual photos of trophy 8″ trout were some photos I took in April 2007 that I had completely forgotten about.

As I prefer when trout fishing I was casting upstream, just above the Haugh, when I noticed at my feet the remarkable site of “redding” lampreys shifting gravel

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I think that these were River Lampreys preparing to spawn; they were remarkable muck-shifters moving pebbles that must have been at least 50% of their own weight with apparent ease.

We would be interested to see records of other non-core species caught or spied on the Devon (email thedaa@talktalk.net ) beyond our Trout and Salmon.

 

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