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2008-06-14 00:00:13

By COARSE FISHING Newton Abbot juniors dodged the storms last Saturday when they held the second round of the Teign Trophy Summer League at Bradley, and they had good sport with the stock of silvers at the water. Winner was J J Locke who fished peg eight to take 4kg 570gm of mixed species, followed by Liam Dore at peg six with 3kg 270gm. Third was Sam Powell who took peg oneand bagged 2kg 35gm. The next match in the series will be on Saturday, June 21, fishing Wheel at Rackerhayes....

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2006-05-10 17:45:00

CHINOOK LANDING, Ore. -- On his first cast of the season, Jim Walker pitched a lure resembling a baby salmon into the dark green waters of the Columbia River and - BAM! - hooked a 24-inch fish with a $4 bounty on its head. But alas, "we didn't hook another one all day," the 73-year-old retiree said. It may not always be easy, but fishermen who can fill their coolers can also fill their pockets - some getting nearly $40,000 - for helping to control the most voracious predator of baby salmon in...

2005-06-22 11:40:00

CORVALLIS, Ore. "“ Researchers have discovered that a parasite carried by an invasive species of minnow is responsible for the dramatic declines and localized extinctions of a different minnow species in Europe during the past 40 years. This parasite, which scientists have found can almost totally destroy the spawning success of the small sunbleak minnow, Leucaspius delineatus, may pose threats to the diversity and stability of freshwater ecosystems, and is genetically very similar to a...


Latest Cyprinidae Reference Libraries

European Bitterling, Rhodeus amarus
2013-10-15 12:33:35

The European Bitterling (Rhodeus amarus) is a temperate freshwater fish belonging to the Acheilognathinae sub-family of the Cyprinidae family. It originates from Europe, ranging from the Rhone River basin found in France to the Neva River found in Russia. It was originally described as Cyprinus amarus by Marcus Elieser Block in 1782, and has been referred to within scientific literature as Rhodeus sericeus amarus. It’s known simply as “the bitterling” within its native range, where it...

Rosy Bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus
2013-02-09 08:49:46

Image Caption: A Japanese rosy bitterling, taken in Japan, 2006. Credit: Book 74/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The rosy bitterling is a fresh water fish native to Japan consisting of two distinct species, the R. o. kurumeus and the subspecies R. o. ocellatus. The R. o. kurumeus species of this fish is found only in Japan, whereas the R. o. ocellatus species is also found in China and Taiwan. Both species inhabit small ponds, reservoirs, and creeks. The original species of...

Silver Carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the silver carp escaped into the wild and spread rapidly. By 2009 the population was abundant from the...

Black carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus
2012-09-03 08:32:03

The black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) is one of the most sought after fish in China. It is one of the top four elite fish along with silver, bighead, and grass carps.  The black carp is the only species of the genus Mylopharyngodon . It is a cyprinid fish found in China with its two main purposes being for food and for Chinese Medicine. The black carp is a rather large fish that can grow up to six feet (2 m) long and weigh in at over 220 pounds (104 kg). The carp grows to this size eating...

Amur Bitterling, Rhodeus sericeus
2012-04-02 16:16:49

The Amur Bitterling, (Rhodeus sericeus), is a species of fish in the carp family. This species is sometimes just called “bitterling.” However, bitterling properly refers to any species in the entire genus Rhodeus. This species is found in Siberia. Mussels are an essential part of the Bitterling’s reproductive system, with bitterling eggs being laid inside them. It was long believed that bitterling and mussels were symbiotic -- as mussel larval attaches to fish gills during...

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