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Old Saturday 26th January 2019, 20:38   #1
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Fish ID, Poland

I know these pictures are terrible, but would it be possible to ID at least the family? Photos taken today on the Vistula in Krakw. The gull feeding on it is a Caspian.
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 15:18   #2
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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 16:34   #3
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Any suggestions?
No! If the gull had turned it over it might have been possible to ID it to family at least, but from that angle I really wouldn't like to suggest anything.
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Best I can suggest is contact one of the Polish Fishing tour companies and see what species they go after. I dont think it's one of the obvious forms such as Zander, Pike or Catfish but one of the white freshwater species such as Carp, Ide, Asp or Chub.

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Old Wednesday 30th January 2019, 20:13   #5
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Thank you both very much. I suspected that this would be the case. I tried to get a photo of it turned over but the gull didn't want to cooporate
I'll try to contact the local fishing group and ask what's the most likely species.
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There's a hint of Zander in the 3rd photo where some markings can just be made out
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There's a hint of Zander in the 3rd photo where some markings can just be made out
It may be a ridiculous thing to say but, not sure the anal fins are in the right position for Zander? on all the shots I can find, theye give the impression of being further away from the pecs, could just be the angle I guess?
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It may be a ridiculous thing to say but, not sure the anal fins are in the right position for Zander? on all the shots I can find, theye give the impression of being further away from the pecs, could just be the angle I guess?
There is only one anal fin on most fish including Zander and to me it looks to be in the right place. Must admit I was at a loss until I saw the 3rd photo and you can just about make out the slight stripe effect that some Zander show. For me it is a Zander but also willing to accept that we may never really know!
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Having looked at various images and my recollection of catching this species back in the 70s, I now think this fish is indeed a Zander.
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Thank you all for your help.
I asked a local fishing group what would be the most likely species in this exact part of the river and they indeed said that it would be Zander.
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Old Monday 11th February 2019, 20:54   #11
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It doesn't look like a cyprinid to me, nor a pike, Zander is a possible candidate, possibly the Sea Pikeperch Stizostedion marina
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It can't be Sea Pikeperch as the closest place where you can find them is Ukraine.
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I think it's a Perch due to the hint of red in the fins and the stripes down its flanks in the third image, these features don't completely rule out Zander though
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