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Updated: Oct 12, 2023

Yummy or pretty?

Here's a fish kettle

English is funny, isn't it? Did you know that you can spell a word that sounds like 'fish' like this:


How? The word is intended to be pronounced in the same way as 'fish' using these sounds:

  • gh, pronounced /f/ as in enough or tough

  • o, pronounced /ɪ/ as in women

  • ti, pronounced /ʃ/ as in nation or motion

Weird deep sea fish like the Angler fish look like this...

And the smallest fish looks like this. This Paedocypris progenetica is a species of tiny cyprinid fish endemic to the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Bintan, found in peat swamps and blackwater streams, females reaching a maximum standard length of 10.3 mm (0.41 in). Incidentally, the terrifying angler fish above is a female. The male of the species is also one of the smallest fish at just 6.2 millimetres (0.24 in). You really don't want to know how they mate..


Not sure if your lipstick is Vegan? Often sourced from herring, the shimmer found in lipsticks, eyeshadows or nail polish could actually be thanks to crushed fish scales (hint: look out for the chemical names Guanine or CI 75170 on a product's ingredient list).

Ladies and Gentlemen. I give you, the European Eel!

And this weird place is a massive sea within an ocean!

This is the lifecycle of the European Eel

This is THE yummiest fish platter. Bruce claims to have encouraged Richard Corrigan to create the Royal Seafood Sharing Platter when he and his late great friend Meyrick Cox couldn't decide what to have at Bentley's Oyster Bar one evening...

Now THAT's what we call a big Goldfish!

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27 sept 2023

The term fishing is not only used for capturing fish. It is used in the oil industry to capture broken off tools, pipes etc that may have broken off within the well.

Fishing tools include spears and grapples and when going into the well, all the equipment is lowered into the well on what is called a string.

On the River Dee in Aberdeenshire, there is a small bridge that you can stand and watch the salmon trying to get up the river. The Falls of Feugh annually get thousands of visitors to watch the salmon leaping up the rocks trying to get back home.

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Bruce Fielding
Bruce Fielding
04 oct 2023
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Thanks, Andrew! You are the first to comment on our site, so we'll give you a shout-out in a forthcoming show - we record in advance, so it may be a few weeks! I guess we use fishing for getting hair out of the plughole, too! (There's an episode on plugs coming up soon!).

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