|COARSE FISHING WITH THE ESSEX ANGLER|
A very streamlined fish.It has two sets of barbules with its eyes being very small and high on the head.
Speciman weight - 10lb
Max length -36 inches
Life span - 15 years
Fast and slow rivers and some stillwaters.
Small shoaling fish found mainly on the bottom around gravel and weed.
A bottom feeder,taking food during the day or night.Idealy around a gravel bar where food is likely to be washed against.
NATURAL FOOD SOURCE|
Molluscs,Crustaceans (crayfish),Insect larvae.
Reaches maturity at 3-4 years for the male,5-8 years female.Spawning occurs from May to July with eggs of up to 12,000 per kg body weight laid amongst gravel.
Another strong fighter using pure muscle with the current so light tackle is not for this fish.
ROD -1.5 test curve.|
LINE - 5lb - 10lb b.s.
HOOKS - 6 - 14