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sand eels are they a good pike bait

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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by Andy Macfarlane on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:36 am

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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by noodle on Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:39 am

Andy Macfarlane wrote:Shall I try again. SANDEELS AND LAUNCE ARE THE SAME THING. Either term for the species Ammodytidae is correct. Snake Launce is a general reference to the LARGEST of the 5 known UK species.

Andy Macfarlane wrote:Launce and sandeels are the same thing. Snake launce are just the biggest UK sandeels.

Blimey you're hard to please eh?....Andy.... Wink

hence where ammo baits come from

dont know about salty fish, and i reckon i should have worded it better but you answered it anyway.

are the other four species common?
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Re: sand eels are they a good pike bait

Post by Stotty on Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:06 pm

noodle wrote:
Andy Macfarlane wrote:Shall I try again. SANDEELS AND LAUNCE ARE THE SAME THING. Either term for the species Ammodytidae is correct. Snake Launce is a general reference to the LARGEST of the 5 known UK species.

Andy Macfarlane wrote:Launce and sandeels are the same thing. Snake launce are just the biggest UK sandeels.

Blimey you're hard to please eh?....Andy.... Wink

hence where ammo baits come from

dont know about salty fish, and i reckon i should have worded it better but you answered it anyway.

are the other four species common?


Of the five species of sandeels inhabiting the North Sea, the lesser sandeel, Ammodytes marinus is the most abundant and comprises over 90% of sandeel fishery catches.
take a look at

http://www.marlab.ac.uk/FRS.Web/Delivery/display_standalone.aspx?contentid=657

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