Lampreys or Eels?

Out today for a couple of hours and had two eel like fish swim past me, one after the other, I would guess around 7 or 8 inches long. Anyone have any idea whether they’re likely to be lampreys?


  • Dave Stokes-Herbst

    Yes Dave, a couple of years ago about this time I watched a small shoal (6-8) of brook lampreys spawning in some clean gravel just down from one of our wood weirs. It was way down in the woods. Fascinating it was too. My bet is you saw brook lampreys. I wish them well.

    • Thanks David, that was my best guess too. Good to see them, a fine indicator of river quality I believe.

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