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Is the burbot extinct in UK?

Clive Kenyon

Senior Member
Interesting Mike,must admit the one I remember seeing must have been over 2 pound,but time and age can play tricks.So does anyone know.was the glass cased Burbot a locally caught fish,if not how was it in the possession of York Amalgamation.
There are catch reports in the old Fishing Gazette magazines of burbot being caught in the Ouse, Bedale Beck and Yorkshire Derwent in the 1900's to 1920's. One of them was weighed at 9lbs.