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DACE
COARSE  FISHING  WITH  THE  ESSEX  ANGLER


(Leuciscus   leuciscus)

dace

DISCRIPTION
A small streamlined fish with a silvery body and brownish back and fins.Distinquishable from the roach by its yellow eye as opposed to the roachs red eye.
STATS
Speciman weight - 10oz
Life span - 10-12 years
LOCATION
Rivers and Streams.
HABITAT
They prefer fast flowing water and like to find shallow areas with deep holes.Shoals can be found in gravely areas in the summer months.
FEEDING HABITS
Will feed all year round and at anytime of day,however the best results seem to be in daylight hours.
NATURAL FOOD SOURCE
Insects
LIFE CYCLE
Reaches maturity at 3-4 years.Spawning occurs from March to April with eggs of up to 9,500.


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TACKLE
Because of the dace's size and small mouth,light tackle is needed.
HOOKS -16 -22
LINE - 2lb - 3lb b.s.
FLOATS - Straight Waggler
BAIT
Maggot,Bread,Caster.



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