Common roach (Rutilus rutilus)
- DISTRIBUTION IN UKRAINE
The usual roach is found all over Europe, and Ukraine is no exception. It can be found both in rivers and in still water. She lives in canals and reservoirs, this is a very common fish. It exists practically in all water bodies located on the territory of Ukraine.
The main visual difference between Common roach and Common rudd is the color of the eyes. At Common roach it is blood-red. Similarly, the number of soft feathers in the dorsal fin is different (Common roach 10-12). But not only the visual features of this fish are different from the similar ones. She is in flocks, lives in places with a slow flow, under the protection of hanging branches of trees. The main diet – animals (larvae, caviar, small crustaceans). Cases of catching Common roach in the size more than 50 centimeters and weight more than two kgs are known. The life cycle is 21 years.
Spawning in this fish is at a water temperature above 8 degrees Celsius, in the tributaries of large rivers. During this period, men are covered with a roughness on the scales and gills (the so-called marriage) and follow the flow to the spawning grounds.
- FEATURES OF FISHING
Unlike Common rudd, Common roach avoid aquatic vegetation and do not occur in highly polluted areas. She prefers small warm places and those that are located far from the strong current. Common roach is often accompanied by carp and feeds with it. Like Common rudd, it also feeds on various live and cereal dishes. The most successful common roach catch on the feeder. She willingly bites the so-called “method”.
Common roach is one of those fish that loves fishermen all year round. All you need to remember: if the spring and summer Common roach is active in the shallow, late autumn and winter are looking for it in deep places with a slow flow. Favorite bait – a worm, a fly larva, corn, wheat, pearl barley, bread and dough.
Common roach activity by months
Common roach activity by hours
- FISHING SEASON AND TIME OF ARRIVAL
Common roach excellent pecking during spawning walks and very bad at night. Like other carp, the most active large specimens come on the threshold of day and night. The best time of year for catching Common roach is spring.
- PERFECT CONDITIONS
Spring day with moderate clouds, weak rain and moderate south winds.
- BODY BUILDING FEATURES
It is a beautiful fish with red or orange fins. Body oblong, flattened laterally. Perhaps one of the brightest fishes.
Common roach is most often dried and fried. In addition, it is easy to clean. There is a legend that before this fish was called royal for a unique taste, which the kings loved very much. Brushing gastronomic value.
- WORLD RECORDS
The largest Common roach were caught in Germany and had a weight of 2.58 kilograms.