Prime Gonks

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Richard C
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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by Richard C » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:37 pm

That would have put a set in the Hardly Perfection! :Hahaha:

Well done Moley. :clap:
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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by Moley » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:25 pm

There's something pleasing about a specimen Gonk.

It's obvious that those who replied feel the same but don't ask Fatty where the nickname comes from......just always called them by that name all my life.

More Gonk pics to follow in the near future on the purchase of yet another camera as the latest model has ceased to function. Cameras and a certain Mole just do not get on.

As ever,..........

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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by Woodytia » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:14 pm

Nice one. I do hope you used an unhooking mat.

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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by Catfish.017 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:30 pm

That's a clocking gone Moley! Well done. Wouldn't need many of those for a decent 'fry up'!

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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by Catfish.017 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:32 pm

I wish these bloody machines wouldn't p..s around with my spelling!

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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by Carp Artist » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:30 pm

A prime specimen moley. Have recently discovered that my little pond has a rather nice head of gonks. And far easier to catch than those Wiley old carp. :Hat:
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ItchenRoach
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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by ItchenRoach » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 pm

got some big gonks down on the southern chalk streams,but I have no scales suitable to weigh them,i wonder what weight a 7 incher is

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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by Vole » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:15 pm

I've weighed a couple of 6 1/2 inchers at 2 1/2 ozs, so I'd say around three ounces, if it's at that stage where it stops being triangular in section and the shoulders square off.
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Re: Prime Gonks

Post by Paul D » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:40 am

All gonk hunters need a set of these:
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they come up quite regularly on that online auction site, mine weigh up to 8 ounces but there are 4 ounce versions.
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