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Winter colours

March 27th, 2009

Often you will see in articles discussions about how it is lovely to catch carp in ” their winter colours” with the author seeming to suggest that carp change colour in the winter (Photoperiodicity ).¬† A brief google seems to show this as rubbish, however does any one have an evidence that carp can effectively change their colour depending on season ? is it just that the winter sun highlights¬† subtly different tones on the carp’s scales ? I have to say that my personal opinion is that carp do not possess the ability to change colour whether in the winter or in the summer, they lack the mechanics in their bodies to accomplish this .¬† Oh well another angling myth.

What do you think ?

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