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Details of British freshwater fish anglers might come across when fishing the waters of  the UK and Ireland

 

 

Barbel  latin name: Barbus barbus

Barbel

 

Bleak Alburnus alburnas fish species

Bleak

 

bream  - latin name - Abramis Brama

Bream

 

Carp Cyprinidae  Cyprinus carpio

Carp

 

crucian carp

Crucian Carp

 

chub -  Leuciscus_cephalus

Chub

 

Dace - latin name - Leuciscus leuciscus

Dace

 

eel - latin name - Anguilla anguilla

Eel

 

grayling Latin name thymallus thymallus

Grayling

 

Gudgeon Latin name Gobio gobio

Gudgeon

 

perch

Perch

 

pike latin name: esox lucius

Pike

 

Roach latin name: Rutilus Rutilus

Roach

 

Rudd - latin name- Scardinius erythrophthalmus

Rudd

 

ruffe

Ruffe

 

sliver bream

Silver Bream

 

Tench latin name: Tinca Tinca

Tench

 

Catfish

Wels Catfish

 

Zander - latin name - Stizostedion lucioperca

Zander

 

Species of UK Coarse Fish

 

 Rudd

Description, baits and methods of fishing for Rudd

 

Common name:  Rudd
Latin name:  Scardinius erythrophthalmus
Family:

 

rudd  Latin name:- Scardinius erythrophthalmus

 

Current UK Rod Caught Coarse Fish Record

RUDD (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) 4lb 10oz  2001 Simon Parry, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

 

Description and Habitat of Rudd:

The body of the rudd is flattened at the sides, the back is blue-green and the belly a silvery white. the dorsal fin and pectoral fins are reddish-grey and all other fins are a deep red. Rudd are often confused with Roach but can be identified  by the dorsal fin which is set further back and starts behind imaginary vertical line projected upwards from the pelvic fins. The eyes have yellow to orange irises compared to a Roach which is red and the mouth of the rudd curves upwards.

The rudd tend to be a shoaling fish usually living in the lower reaches of rivers, backwaters and ponds with plenty of aquatic vegetation and profusely overgrown.

 

 

Fishing Methods for catching Rudd:

Fishing for Rudd is similar to fishing for Roach and the baits used for catching rudd are the same as for roach.
Float fishing with light tackle and small fine wire hooks is considered the best method for fishing for rudd. 

 

When fishing with casters, I have found the rudd, just like the roach can bite at your caster and leave you with an empty shell. Burying the hook totally inside the caster is worth a try and might be the answer. Darker casters are more buoyant in the water, so choose the darker caster to balance out the weight of the hook. This makes the hooked caster fall through the water at the same rate as your loose feed.

When using groundbait it is best to use a fine groundbait to cause a 'cloud' in the water. With bread flake as the hook bait, use a small piece and don't pinch it onto the hook too hard because you want little bits to flake off and tempt the fish.  If you retrieve your float and the bread is still on the hook you’ve squeezed it on to tightly!

 

 

Baits for catching Rudd:
small pieces of worm, small red worm, brandlings, bloodworm, bread (small pieces - either punch, flake or paste), casters, maggots, pinkies.

 

 

 

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