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The main fish species in Bohemia

18 Apr Posted by in Advices for beginners | Comments
The main fish species in Bohemia
 

The main fish species in Czech republic

What can You get on hook in Czech rivers and lakes?

There are more than 50 fish species in the middle of Europe, and the most of them can be caught by sport fishing methods. The national symbol of Bohemia and at the same time the most traditional Christmass meal became is a carp. As far as another species the worth to mention is the large population of a catfish, which increases very quickly. (The world famous angler Jakub Vagner has written a 400 pages book about catfish!) Such fish species as bream, roach or silver bream don’t belong to respectable trophies.

Between predators it’s worth to mention pike, perch, sander and asp, although many anglers have a fancy for chub, which can reach a great size almost in all Czech rivers.

Despite of the fact, that there are no high mountains in this country (the highest one reaches just a 1,6 km above see level) many trout rivers and streams flow down from the hills, providing a good living space for brown trout, grayling, which belong to native Czech species and are easy to catch with a good fly or spinner, same as rainbow trout and brook trout. No wonder that the famous “czech nymph” was born here!

Fish species interesting for sport fishing:
Carp
Common carp
(Cyprinus caprio)
The favorite Czech fish. Can be caught almost everywhere except trout streams.
Tench
Tench
(Tinca tinca)
One of the most mysterious fish. The golden dweller of lakes and ponds.
Bream
Bream
(Abramis brama)
The most favorite trophy for fishing with float. Occurs in large rivers and lakes.
Common rudd
Common rudd
(Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
Beautiful fish, the favorite species for kids. Often lives along with roach.
Roach
Roach
(Rutilus rutilus)
Eats almost everything. The trophy ones are very cautious and hard to catch.
Crucian carp
Crucian carp
(Carassius gibelio)
Lives along with tench in the warm water. As the best season is considered Summer.
Wels (catfish)
Wels (catfish)
(Silurus glanis)
The largest fish in Czech republic. Can be caught in the summer night with live bait.
European eel
European eel
(Anguilla anguilla)
The relative of snake. In May and June can be caught even in the daytime.
Siberian Sturgeon
Siberian Sturgeon
(Acipenser baerii)
Imported fish, a really worthy rival. Besides him, there is a Russian sturgeon.
Perch
Perch
(Perca fluviatilis)
Snooty and beautiful schooling fish. Often first catch of beginners.
Northern pike
Northern pike
(Esox lucius)
River crocodile. Trophy exemplaires are the dream of every angler.
Sander (Walleye)
Sander (Walleye)
(Sander lucioperca)
Knight of river pools and deep lakes. Very beautiful and tasty fish.
Brown trout
Brown trout
(Salmo trutta)
The dweller of river rapids and streams. A lover of insects in all stages.
Grayling
Grayling
(Thymallus thymallus)
Lives only in rivers with clean and cold water. Elegant and delicate fish.
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
The trout reaches trophy size mainly in lakes. Was imported from US many years ago.
Grasscarp
Grasscarp
(Ctenopharyngodon idella)
This fish eat mainly aquatic plants. Boilies are considered to be the best bait.
Barbel
Barbel
(Barbus barbus)
Powerful river fish. Perfectly caught on a worm and cheese, rarely – with lure.
Asp
Asp
(Aspius aspius)
The surface predator,very strong. Trophy asp is very difficult to catch.
Common bleak
Common bleak
(Alburnus alburnus)
Schooling tiny fish. If you will find a shoal can catch them by hundreds.
Brook trout
Brook trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
Lives in the same place as rainbow trout. Perfectly caught by lure or small spinner.
Brown bullhead
Brown bullhead
(Ictalurus nebulosus)
Dwells in the basin of the river Labe (Elbe). Very gluttonous, eats everything.
Burbot
Burbot
(Lota lota Linnaeus)
The unique representative of cod. Mysterious predator of winter nights.
Chub
Chub
(Leuciscus cephalus)
Omnivorous freshwater fish. Great fighter. Can be easy recognised by black tail.
Ruffe
Ruffe
(Gymnocephalus cernuus)
Likes cold water. The best live bait for burbot. King of any fish soup!
Silver bream
Silver bream
(Abramis bjoerkna)
Lives in the same places as bream. Shines under the sunrays as a bullion.
Silver Carp
Silver carp
(Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
Hard to catch big and strong fish. Eat mainly plankton from the surface.
Vimba
Vimba
(Vimba vimba)
Brisk river fish. Looks very funny because of “human” nose.

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