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RUDD
COARSE  FISHING  WITH  THE  ESSEX  ANGLER


(Scardinius   Erythrophthalmus)

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DISCRIPTION
A small deep rounded bodied fish greenish/ golden colour.Like the roach,it has reddish fins.
STATS
Speciman weight - 2lb
Max length -18 inches
Life span - 10-12 years
LOCATION
Slow flowing rivers and some stillwaters ponds and lakes.
HABITAT
Like dense over grown areas and moves around in large shoals.
FEEDING HABITS
Mainly a surface feeder, preferring to feed around dusk.
NATURAL FOOD SOURCE
Molluscs,fish fry,vegetation,Insect larvae.
LIFE CYCLE
Reaches maturity at 3-4 years.Spawning occurs from May to July with eggs of up to 200,000 in 2 batches laid amongst weed beds.


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TACKLE
As a small surface feeding fish,light tackle is needed fished with a waggler.
LINE - 3lb - 4lb b.s.
HOOKS - 8 - 16
BAIT  Maggot,Bread,Sweetcorn,lob worm.



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