|COARSE FISHING WITH THE ESSEX ANGLER|
A small deep rounded bodied fish greenish/ golden colour.Like the roach,it has reddish fins.
Speciman weight - 2lb
Max length -18 inches
Life span - 10-12 years
Slow flowing rivers and some stillwaters ponds and lakes.
Like dense over grown areas and moves around in large shoals.
Mainly a surface feeder, preferring to feed around dusk.
|NATURAL FOOD SOURCE|
Molluscs,fish fry,vegetation,Insect larvae.
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.
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.|