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Angler baffled by 'Frankenfish' catch

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:20 PM

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When angler Mark Sawyer went fishing in Cambridgeshire, all he wanted was to catch a carp.

Instead he ended up with a goldfish, a roach, and a bream - but, bizarrely, all in one fish.

The Frankenfish even manages to put cartoon character Blinky the Fish from The Simpsons to shame when it comes to levels of wierdness.

But unlike Springfield's most famous fish, which is the product of Mr Burn's toxic dumping, there is nothing in the water to suggest this mutant is a result of a nuclear mutation.

http://www.dailymail...-fin-bream.html

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:30 PM

It is a lovely fish though isn't it?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:57 AM

It is a very nice looking fish. I can see the resemblance to the roach, but not the bream. Seems to me it probably falls into the range of normal for a goldfish. Those things are inbreed to the nth degree and come out with all kinds of weird fins and mouths.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:28 AM

Oh my GOD.......its a.....a....a  fish.  Seriously?


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:49 AM

I don't even see how this is a Frankenfish. A frankenfish usually is mutated or somehow "Wrong" to the eye. This fish is actually quite pleasing to look at.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:08 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 29 May 2012 - 02:49 AM, said:

I don't even see how this is a Frankenfish. A frankenfish usually is mutated or somehow "Wrong" to the eye. This fish is actually quite pleasing to look at.

A frankenfish would be a fish that appears to have various body parts taken from different individuals, which is supposedly what we have here. Beauty is not really a factor.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:13 PM

Wow that is very interesting! Definitively a one of a kind fish.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

Seems to me that the biologist interviewed figured it out pretty easily.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:17 PM

Interesting how the Satanic brand name is so conveniently placed in the picture and how the fish in the photo itself just looks shopped in


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

how incredibly underwhelming


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

View PostOrcseeker, on 29 May 2012 - 04:17 PM, said:

Interesting how the Satanic brand name is so conveniently placed in the picture and how the fish in the photo itself just looks shopped in

Darn! You beat me to it.

I noticed the "Satanic" word on what looks to be a bike plus the way the hand is positioned looks odd as if the fish was altered somehow.

At any rate, IF this fish is real then it simply looks like an escaped koi or something. Nothing mutated about it.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:56 PM

wtf?
....nothing here?

i'm more concerned about the intelligence of the angler?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

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He said: 'I have shown the picture to a number of marine boffins who say it is definitely the result of mixed parentage.



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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:01 PM

The tail looks like it's made of fabric. It does not look like good eating..... ick.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

Its a good lookin fish to me

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