All Hallows Carp.

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Trainset
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All Hallows Carp.

Post by Trainset » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:54 pm

Caught this deformed critter on Halloween evening- Not on traditional tackle but its ghoulish appearance seemed rather apt for the occasion. The fish was 12.5lb and fought as hard as any healthy common, the growths were all coved in scales and there were no open or weeping wounds. Went back well and swam away to scare the other carp and maybe another angler!
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Re: All Hallows Carp.

Post by Loop Erimder » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:09 pm

Gross well done
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Re: All Hallows Carp.

Post by Kingfisher » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:12 pm

Yuk, very apt. Nice fishing Trainset.

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Re: All Hallows Carp.

Post by Julian » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:13 pm

I wonder what caused those growths and how they affect the carp.
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Re: All Hallows Carp.

Post by Dave Burr » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:35 pm

Looks like an old vampire bite to me

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Re: All Hallows Carp.

Post by Trainset » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:49 pm

There were three growths in total two on one side and one on the other all around the same area. My thought was perhaps a pike got hold of it many years ago and they got infected then healed over? I've never seen anything like it before, I have come across one other carp with a large lump on one side of its body but that appeared to be a deformity with no sign of previous infection and no alteration to the scaling.
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