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    Default Re: No one will catch these again.. For sure

    Quote Originally Posted by BrownieBasher View Post
    These are almost certainly reasonably freshly stocked fish, imo. the colour of the bottom one in particular, with the distorted fin looks like a fresh stockie. they just don't look like they have the muscle of a fish that's grown on from 2.5lb to 11lb, and in any event if they truly were both grown on fish to that extent then that's a very, very rare catch to get two in one day...
    At the start of the season there a couple of stocks directly from the lorry other than that there is no stocking the fish are reared in pens on the loch.
    However I can understand why you would think that they do look like big stockies?
    Eta after reading wee Jimmy's posts it's fair to say that they are big stockies I hadn't considered the feeding there getting from under the cages.

    Al
    Last edited by speytime; 16-09-2019 at 12:46 PM.

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    Default Re: No one will catch these again.. For sure

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    At the start of the season there a couple of stocks directly from the lorry other than that there is no stocking the fish are reared in pens on the loch.
    However I can understand why you would think that they do look like big stockies?
    Eta after reading wee Jimmy's posts it's fair to say that they are big stockies I hadn't considered the feeding there getting from under the cages.

    Al
    Always fish around the cages if you're after a bigger fish! - that said, even those that feed around the cages soon lose their 'stockie' shape. i don't know how they found their way in, but i'd be very surprised if those fish had been in there more than 6 months.

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    Default Re: No one will catch these again.. For sure

    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    When my dogs were pups I tried feeding them a bit of coley....after about 3 times they started turning their noses up at it and looked at me as if to say 'seriously'?'come on now we are not eating that sh!t'.
    Aye well seriously, would you eat it That stuff is best left well alone.

    My bet on those two fish would either be recent stockie or pellet pigs from under the cages. Grown on residents they are not.

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    Default Re: No one will catch these again.. For sure

    The bottom of the 2 fish is 100% a fresh stockie......I'd bet its been in the water less than 6 weeks given its shape and colour (in truth probably a week ! )

    The top fish actually looks in reasonable condition and it's more difficult to tell, but at 11 lb I'd say it's a resident fish that's been feeding on pellets

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    Default Re: No one will catch these again.. For sure

    I'm 100% sure that isn't a recent stockie, unless you call the start of March recent?
    Though I do agree with you that it looks like that, it's an odd one!

    Al

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    Default Re: No one will catch these again.. For sure

    I used to fish Loch Fitty and can remember the lumps that were caught from around the cages there.

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