fishing in the UK

Species

Types of fish in the UK

The UK holds a wide variety of freshwater fish

  • Barbel

    Barbel

    Barbus barbus

    Hook into one of these and you'll know about it!

  • Bitterling

    Bitterling

  • Bleak

    Bleak

    Albernus alburnus

  • Bream

    Bream

    Abramis brama

    "I had a proper dustbin lid!"

  • Bullhead

    Bullhead

    Ameiurus nebulosus

  • Carp

    Carp

    Cyprinus carpio

  • Chub

    Chub

    Leuciscus cephalus

    "I had a chub on but lost it"

  • Crucian Carp

    Crucian Carp

    Carassius carassius

    "A nice little crewie!"

  • Dace

    Dace

    Leuciscus leuciscus

  • Eel

    Eel

    Anguilla anguilla

  • Goldfish

    Goldfish

  • Grayling

    Grayling

    Thymallus thymallus

    The lady of the river

  • Minnow

    Minnow

  • Orfe / Ide

    Orfe / Ide

    Leuciscus idus

  • Perch

    Perch

    Perca fluviatilis

  • Pike

    Pike

    Esox lucius

  • Roach

    Roach

    Rutilus rutilus

  • Rudd

    Rudd

    Scardinius erythrophthalmus

  • Ruffe

    Ruffe

    Gymnocephalus cernuus

  • Stone Loach

    Stone Loach

    Barbatula barbatula

  • Tench

    Tench

    Tinca tinca

    There's nothing better than a big slimey stench!

  • Stickleback

    Stickleback

    Gasterosteus aculeatus

  • Wels Catfish

    Wels Catfish

    Silurus glanis

  • Zander

    Zander

    Stizostedion lucioperca

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