Dose anyone no where to buy wels catfish?

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Dose anyone no where to buy wels catfish?

Postby goddard996 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:29 pm

hi dose anyone no where you can buy wels ctafish close to or in hertfordshire
thank you

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Postby admin » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:08 am

Andy is correct. These fish were listed under the Prohibition of Keeping or Release of Live Fish (Specified Species) Order 1998 and you need to hold a special licence to keep one, although you're extremely unlikely to get a licence if you apply, so they're effectively illegal. There are more details in this article: Are your fish illegal?
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Postby luke » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:35 am

well if your that in need of a wels cat and you have a friend who owns a catfish lake try ask him/her
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Postby luke » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:41 am

also the wels is covered by the genaral licence so that the retail needs the licence
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Postby goddard996 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:01 pm

Thank you for the information I did have some idea about the license you need to own them but didn’t no they weren’t available for open sale. however I do no some one at Stan borough lakes who might be able to sort something out as they are trying to remove the catfish I saw someone catch one and liked the thought of having one as a pet so that’s why I was asking in the first place.

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Postby hemz » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:49 pm

http://www.marsh-tackle.co.uk/images/catfish1.jpg

Heres a pic... wow, it like to see its tank!

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Postby admin » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:12 pm

Wels are not covered by the general licence. Both fishkeepers and retailers need to apply for a licence to keep them, Luke.
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Postby goddard996 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:33 pm

Hemel I no Wels cats get big very big but believe those are the world record fish from spain I doubt a British one kept in a tank would get quite that big.

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Postby hemz » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:35 pm

i dont know, I just googled an image - so please dont take offence.

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