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powan

(ˈpaʊən)
n
1. (Animals) a freshwater whitefish, Coregonus clupeoides, occurring in some Scottish lakes
2. (Animals) any of certain similar related fishes, such as the vendace
Also: lake herring
[C17: Scottish variant of pollan]
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t ON his first fly-fishing trip and on his very first cast, Robert Adams, from Cumbernauld, caught this powan - one of Scotland's rarest and most protected fish.
The powan seized a small muddler-type fly as Robert's pal, Jim Maxwell, was starting up the outboard just off the jetty at Carron Valley Reservoir.
Moens, Borobudur, Mendut and Powan and Their Mutual Relationship (1951), English language translation by Mark Long, 2007, www.
We pass fishermen, probably angling for powan or tench.
The loch provides idyllic surroundings and conditions for the keen angler looking for salmon, sea trout, pike, perch, eels, brown trout, roach, chub, rainbow trout, powan, ruffe and dace.
His best three weighed 22lb 8oz, 19lb 6oz and 18lb 14oz, catching them on dead six inch skimmer bream and frozen powan, changing his attack between drifting and trolling.
ARCTIC CHAR & POWAN Two unique genetic types of fish exist solely in two lakes in Wales after they were left isolated by the retreat of the glaciers at the end of the ice age.
They're told: "Within the depths of the loch are found the powan, a fresh- water herring, which make great sport.
But the powan, leftover from the Ice Age, is a protected species.
It scoffs fish eggs, leaving the rare Scots powan fighting for survival.
On July 31, the Record's Fish of the Week competition featured a powan from Carron Valley Reservoir.
CARRON Dam, near Kilsyth, is one of the few homes in Scotland to a unique fish called the powan.