MFK UK Episode 3 : Rudd


Feeder Fish
Original poster
MFK Member
Jun 2, 2005
Leeds , England
This is the third part of a Series of UK Native fish which i'm going to share with all the members of MFK.

Weight : Rarely 1.4kg (3lb), very few over 1.8kg (4lb).
Length : Rarely exceed 34cm.
Age : Maximum 17 years.
Location : Lakes, reservoirs, ponds, canals and lowland rivers.
Behaviour : Shoaling, often in large numbers.
Preferred habitat : Shallow still water, reeds, sand or silt substrate.
Feeding : Active April-August, often feed near or at the water surface.
Natural food : Zooplankton, insect larvae and filamentous algae.
Maturity : 3-4 years.
Fecundity : 100,000-200,000 eggs per kg of body weight.
Spawning times : May-July, 14-20°C.
Spawning Weed : Phragmites sp., 0.1-0.9m deep.
Migratory habits : Limited home range; move to deeper water in autumn.
Predators : Pike

Latin Name - Scardinius erythrophthalmus

The Rudd is one of the most attractive fish, it's colouring never fails to make the angler pause in admiration. The image of the Rudd as a warm weather, surface feeding, summer fish does not square well with the cold British climate but surprisingly Rudd are more widespread in UK than most people realise. Perhaps through stocking for ornamental purposes and subsequent movement, Rudd exist in many stillwaters. Rudd above the Scottish Record qualifying weight of 2lb certainly exist in a few locations and it is only a matter of time before the record is claimed.



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Team Rayman
MFK Member
Mar 30, 2005
staten island new york
make one big thread!! lol

good work tho