posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 01:48 PM
Hi, Thanks for the reply's,
I live opposite the River Ribble in Preston, Lancashire, not far from The road bridge at Penwortham which is a very tidal section, the Pike suggestion
was something I hadn't thought of even though i used to go Pike fishing quite often, the girth was only an estimation, could have been less, difficult
to tell from the angle, I also like the suggestion of maybe a large Eel, Not sure if there are big Lamprey around here, heard they have just been re
introduced but probably quite small ones, the large ones look horrific! I get the suggestion of a tree branch swirling etc but I did see it move in a
very animal like slither and could definitely make out the slimy appearance, Catfish is another good shout, not sure if they are in the Ribble though.