powan


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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.
Moens, Borobudur, Mendut and Powan and Their Mutual Relationship (1951), English language translation by Mark Long, 2007, www.borobudur.tv, p.
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.