- Apr 21, 2013
Ok I start by making an assumption here that the fish in the photo is a wild fish. If it's a stockie then it's not a big issue for me. Doesn't look like any stockie I have seen and my understanding is that the biggest stocked fish in this section of river are around the 3lb mark and then very few and far between. Anyway this 5 1/2lb brownie was caught and killed on the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey yesterday. If it wasn't a stockie then why would you do such a thing? It must take years for fish to get to that size in rivers like thje Wharfe. It's a sad photo in imho. How fantastic it would have looked if it had been photographed alive and returned.