On August 4th, two anglers caught a fish on Kis-Balaton, which they could not decide which species it belonged to, so the photo was sent to the Hungarian Haltani Társaság (MHTT) What did I catch? in the column titled
“My fishing colleagues and I had a big argument about what I could hook in the Little Balaton. The length of the fish was 40 centimeters, and its body weight was about 1.5-1.6 kilograms. And to cause a headache for others, he was allowed back,” they wrote on the photo.
In the MHTT analysis, he wrote that there are 51-52 scales on the lateral line, 12 above and 8 below. The size of the scales decreases strongly towards the back, and the curve of the back is slightly broken. The color of the fins is dark, the lips are slightly fleshy, the mouth is half down.
Based on the above, it was established that the fish in the picture is a large, old bream (Abramis brama).
They added: the waters of the Little Balaton are dark and peaty, and it is characteristic of the Dévérs that they are particularly dark in such waters, while they can also be silvery in clear waters.
Citing a model, MHTT previously wrote that the Balaton bream grows slowly, an 18-year-old specimen is 40 centimeters. However, in the lower reaches of the Tisza, a 13-14-year-old specimen can already reach 45 centimeters.
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