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So how much do these fish weigh in real terms, ie Kg.

What is a stone apart from something you throw at dogs?

1 stone = 14lbs =approx6kg

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So how much do these fish weigh in real terms, ie Kg.

What is a stone apart from something you throw at dogs?

I understand where you are coming from.....it's an age thing

I'll tell you in exchange for you telling me how many kiliograms there are to a mile.tongue.png

A stone is 14 lbs, (around 6,36 kgs), and an amazing coincidence that there are exactly the same number of kilograms to a mile as there are centimetres to a ferkin smile.png

A FERKIN WHAT ?????????????????????????

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So how much do these fish weigh in real terms, ie Kg.

What is a stone apart from something you throw at dogs?

I understand where you are coming from.....it's an age thing

I'll tell you in exchange for you telling me how many kiliograms there are to a mile.tongue.png

Hahaha

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So how much do these fish weigh in real terms, ie Kg.

What is a stone apart from something you throw at dogs?

Stone (not of the Rolling category): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_%28unit%29

Pound (not the currency): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_%28mass%29

Google is your friend, mate! wink.png

Can English and Irish people use proper modern measurements?! The Imperial measurements were abolished 30 yrs ago, it's in your link above: "With the advent of metrication from the mid-19th century on, it was superseded by the kilogram. It remained in limited use for trade in the United Kingdom and in Ireland until prohibited by the Weights and Measures Act of 1985"

Well they say we were togo metric, but it's just not caught on in everyday use. The death knell for the whole process was when the politicians instead of saying that it was their decision to change over, they instead blamed it on the EEC and that was that, It then became a diktat by a bunch of foreigners, so no way in hell was the process going to go any further from that point on. Hence the mix - metric in work / goods (mostly notable exceptions are MPG for fuel efficiency (even though petrol sold in litres for decades) and screen width) but imperial else where i.e. road signs, speedometers, markets, every day conversation etc

You hang on to that. As long as beer stays at pints who cares about the rest? Not much of a fishing discussion though.

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Is he from surrey or Australia? In the beginning it says he is from surrey and then towards the end of the article he is from Australia.

Took him so long to reel it in, he moved in the meantime.

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Then of course we have Chains, Furlongs and Miles...

Go in a shop and ask for a qtr of sweets or 5lb of spuds still no probs

25C still end up doubling and adding 30? lol...

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Great news for the fish park. Many anglers will be looking to book and catch the same fish next year when it will

be a few KG's heavier. Everyone gets a world record. cheesy.gifcheesy.gifwhistling.gif

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So how much do these fish weigh in real terms, ie Kg.

What is a stone apart from something you throw at dogs?

Post of the day. Well done, mate. A lot of people took the bait. You caught them hook, line and sinker. Reeled them all in.

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"...the idyllic three-acre Palm Tree Lagoon fishing resort"

"After posing for a few obligatory photos with his prize, Mr Harman released the giant carp safely back into the water."
cheesy.gif cheesy.gifcheesy.gif
This is no big feat.
These fish are confined in shallow small ponds to be caught over and over again.
Granted, he caught a big one. But, this is by no means a wild game fishing expedition.
You pay for a photo-op.
It's like shooting fish in a barrel.
Gimme a break...

Really? And here I was thinking what a decent sportsman he was, to have released the fish after finally catching it. huh.png

Them fish are so used to getting caught they just luv to get hooked for a photo shoot,, cheesy.gifclap2.gif cheesy.gif

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All this talk of about how much 10 stone 6 lbs is in just pounds could have been solved by reading to the second paragraph, where it says the fish was 150 lbs.

You'll note, however, that 10 stone 6 lbs does not equal 150 lbs, but almost does. Guess the article author was confused as well.

In any case, appears like nobody even noticed.

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All this talk of about how much 10 stone 6 lbs is in just pounds could have been solved by reading to the second paragraph, where it says the fish was 150 lbs.

You'll note, however, that 10 stone 6 lbs does not equal 150 lbs, but almost does. Guess the article author was confused as well.

In any case, appears like nobody even noticed.

Must be the difference between dry (= 146 lbs or 10 stone 6 lbs or 66.2245 kg) and wet weight (= 150 lbs or 10 stone 10 lbs or 68.0389 kg), then! wink.png

Yeah, I know, it's a fishy explanation! tongue.png

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This may help some people.

16 ounces = one pound

fourteen pounds =one stone

one hundred and twelve pounds= one hunredweight.

Twenty hundredweights =one ton.

2240 Pounds = one ton

We had to learn these multiplications when I were at school.

Money,

4 farthings =one penny

2 halfpennies = one penny

12 pennies = one shilling

2 shillings = one florin.

5 shillings = one crown.

twenty shillings = one pound ( currency)

One guinea = twenty one shillings.

Metric is much is much more simple.

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Is he from surrey or Australia? In the beginning it says he is from surrey and then towards the end of the article he is from Australia.

Probably born in Surrey but now living in Australia.

I reckon they left out Hills and he is from Surrey Hills a Melbourne Australian suburb w00t.gifburp.gif

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