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Three Fishy Myths

  • 24th Feb 2015

Three Fishy Myths

Allens fishing holidays are increasingly popular in the UK, with many people taking up this sport for a sense of peacefulness and relaxation. Not only does a lazy day by the river mean spending time in solitude or with loved ones, it also gives you the opportunity to impress your friends or win a competition by hooking a giant.
When it comes to finding out more about our fishy friends though, it can be difficult separating myth from fact.
So in today’s blog post, we will take a closer look at three fishy myths.
Fish Don’t Have Taste Buds

Our first myth is one that seems feasible at first, but as you may have guessed, is not true. In fact, some species of fish have taste buds all over their body! Take the catfish for example. A decent-sized catfish will have, on average, around 175,000 taste buds on its body, with an additional 20,000 located in the mouth. Wow!
The Sea Will Soon Become Overpopulated Due to the Amount of Eggs Fish Lay
It’s true; fish do lay a lot of eggs. However, those who believe this myth are failing to realise that out of these thousands of eggs, only very few actually reach adulthood; say 1 in 10,000. Though this is enough to ensure fish do not die out, it also means that the sea and rivers will not become overpopulated.
Fish Can See Behind Them
Again, our final myth makes sense in a way but is a myth nonetheless. The truth is, fish can’t see anything below them, and their vision doesn’t allow them to see behind either. This, we presume, makes it difficult for the fish to avoid predators. It also means that they won’t see any bait if it is thrown behind them, unless they feel or hear it drop in the water. Browse around our site today for more information on fishing holidays and book yourself a weekend away from the daily grind!
These are just three fishy myths.
As mentioned, fishing is a wonderful, all-season sport, associated with peace and tranquillity. Though a successful day of fishing is considered to be just plain luck, knowing a bit more about what you’re hooking is a great way to improve your chances of success.
There is a plethora of information available online, in books and at your local fishing store, so it may be worth gathering the guys and studying the fish you’re hoping to catch. This way, you can learn more about the sport whilst increasing your chances of hooking the biggest catch of the day!
You could even turn it into a fun competition, and the winner receives a small prize or personalised trophy.
However you decide to spend your fishing days, just keep these myths in mind.

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