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Lampreys.

Observed: 27th March 2012 By: william4449
lampreys.?.
Description:

man said they could be lampreys spawning.

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The blunt head, downturned mouth / sucker and fin configuration would perhaps suggest a Lamprey.

I've assumed that those are stones and pebbles in the stream and not boulders, hence the size would suggest a Brook Lamprey. They breed / spawn in small numbers and die shortly afterwards.