Coarse Fish Species and Tips
Coarse Fish Species.
Adults are easily recognizable by their bronze hue, black fins and protruding
upper jaw. Immature bream are termed 'skimmers' and differ from the adults
by virtue of their silver coloration.
Maggots, worms, bread, casters, sweetcorn etc. with brown crumb and a
range of continental groundbaits and flavourings.
British Record, Common Bream - 19lb 2oz, Silver Bream - 19lb 10oz
Tench are easily recognised by their minute scales, which give them an
almost scale-less appearance. They have a dark olive or blackish colour.
The fins are rounded and the tail is almost unforked. It is possible to
distinguish the sexes based on the shape of the pelvic fins on the underside
of the body. Male fish have very large spoon-shaped fins, while those
of the female are longer, more pointed and triangular in shape.
Maggots, sweetcorn, bread, worms, casters etc. with groundbait of brown
crumb and a range of continental groundbaits and additives
British Record 15lb 3oz 6dr
Roach are easily identified, It has a dark brown or grey back with a bluish
or greenish lustre, silvery white sides and a white belly.
Maggots, worms, bread, casters, hemp etc. with brown crumb and a range
of continental groundbaits and flavourings.
British Record 4lb 4oz.
Rudd are characterised by their golden green hue, scarlet fins and protruding
lower jaw. Can often be confused with Roach there are three main differences
and these are it's dorsal fin is set further back, the mouth curves upwards
and they have yellow to orange irises compared to a Roach which is red.
Maggots, bread, sweetcorn, etc., and a small range of bread based groundbaits
British record 4lb 10oz.
(Rudd x Bream & Roach x Bream)
The rudd x bream hybrid, while not widespread, is a special Irish
fish which combines some of the beauty of the rudd with the weight of
the bream; it is hard-fighting and well worth pursuing; the record weight
is over seven and a half pounds. The roach x bream hybrid grows to over
five pounds. These fish are eagerly sought by anglers and are not in short
Maggots, worms, sweetcorn, casters, bread etc. with brown crumb and a
range of continental groundbaits and flavourings
Perch are easily identified by their olive green colour and the
distinctive vertical black stripes on their flanks. The pectoral, pelvic
and tail fin are reddish in colour.
Maggots, worms, casters, a selection of small spinners, spoons and plugs
and occasionally small dead fish for big specimens.
British Record 5lb 15oz
The pike's body is streamlined, olive green in colour with a
white belly. They have a large mouth containing many rows of backward
pointing sharp teeth.
A range of plugs, spoons, spinners, jerk baits, pike flies and a range
of small deadbaits including herring, mackerel, smelt, sprat and other
British record 46lb 13oz
The long snake like appearance of the eel is its most distinguishing
feature. It has small gills and pectoral fins, and a narrow dorsal fin.
Worms and maggots in general. Small deadbaits are deadly for big specimens.
Nothing like a Roach but does get confused with small Chub but can be
easily identified by the concave anal fin
Maggots, casters, bread and a small range of groundbaits.
British Record 1 lb 5 oz 2 drms
the fully scaled Common Carp, the Mirror Carp, which has relatively few
scales and a smooth body surface, the linear carp, with scales along the
lateral line only and the Leather Carp which are totally scaleless
Maggots, sweetcorn, bread, pastes, worms and a range of flavoured boilies
with an extensive range of groundbaits and additives
British record,, Grass Carp - 36lbs 8oz, Carp - 64lb 5oz
Active throughout the year, adaptable, opportunist. Behaviour
Shoaling, sometimes in large numbers.
Natural food Insect larvae, molluscs, crustacea, small fish, frogs.
British record 9lb 5oz
Rivers, occasionally stocked in still waters, preferred habitat
Fast water, gravel, weed, 15-22°C
Natural food Insect larvae, crustaceans, molluscs, small fish
British Record 21lb 2oz
Preferred habitat Weed, sand or gravel substrate with low flow. Feeding
Forage in the substrate, most active dawn and dusk. 5oz 4dr
Preferred habitat Clear flowing water, sand or gravel substrate.
British Record 5oz
carp (Carassius Carassius)
Preferred habitat Shallow still water, dense weed.
Maggots, sweetcorn, small boilies (10mm)
British Record 4lb 9oz 9drm
Preferred habitat Fast flow over gravel, oxygen-rich clear water.
Natural food Insect larvae, aerial insects
British Record 4lb 3oz .
GOLDFISH (Brown) (Carassius auratus) 5lb 11oz 8dr
(Stizostedion Lucioperca) 21lb 5oz
Location Lowland, rivers, drains and large still waters.
Feeding, Most active in the summer, dawn and dusk
Behaviour, Shoaling as young fish, solitary as adults.
Preferred habitat Shallow, enriched, slow-flowing, turbid water.
Ide are found in ponds, lakes and rivers. They have a relatively deep,flat-sided
body, a rather small head and large eyes. The Ide is greyish blue to blackish
green on it's back, silvery sides and a white belly with a deeply forked
tail. The Ide is not a native of Britain, making it an introduced species
(Alburnus alburnus) 4oz 9dr
Orfe, British record 8lb 5dr
British record 14oz 2dr
3 Spine Stickleback, British Record 7dr
Grass Carp - 36lbs 8oz
Zander - 19lbs 5oz 8drm
Catfish - 62lb 0oz
Bream (Abramis brama) 12lbs 3ozs
Carp (Cyprinus carpio) 29lbs 13oz
Dace (Leuciscus leucsus) 1lb 2ozs
Eel (Anguilla anguilla) 6lbs 15ozs
Perch (Perca fluviatilis) 5lbs 8ozs
Pike (Esox lucius) River 42lbs
Pike (Esox lucius) Lake 42lbs 12oz
Roach (Rutilus rutilus) 1.425kgs
Roach Bream Hybrid 7lbs
Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthamus) 4lbs 8ozs
Rudd Bream Hybrid 7lbs 10ozs
Tench (Tinca tinca) 8.15lbs
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