fish caught in river fly larvae sampling

stone loach

While doing our river fly larvae sample this month we caught this small fish.  Peter the angler, one of our members, identified it as follows:

a Stone Loach, probably a female, as the tail stripes are more pronounced.

The fish is a night feeder, with barbels on its mouth to assist in finding food. It likes stony streams, and won’t tolerate pollution.

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One Response to fish caught in river fly larvae sampling

  1. Russ Edwards says:

    Not quite sure whether it’s the result of seeing you carrying out the Surveys, but there appears to be quite a few people on the river banks with fishing nets and jars, these days!

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