Rudd/Bream Hybrids

Rudd/Bream Hybrids

Eric Gosnell caught his Rudd/Bream in May, 2012

Eric Gosnell caught his Rudd/Bream in May, 2012

Specimen weight: 1.2 kg (2.64 lb).
Record weight: Rudd x Bream 7lb 10oz Monalty Lake, 1996.

Cross fertilisation between different species of fish gives rise to hybrids. In Ireland, the main hybrids are Roach/Bream, Rudd/Bream and to a lesser extent, Rudd/Roach. All these hybrid forms can develop into fertile adults producing viable eggs. The bream hybrids are well sought after angling species and are renowned for their good fighting ability when hooked.

The Rudd/Bream hybrid, while not widespread, is a special Irish fish which combines some of the beauty of the rudd with the weight of the bream; it is hard-fighting and well worth pursuing; the record weight is over seven and a half pounds.

Diet:

Hybrids eat insect larvae and molluscs.

Best Angling Methods:

Float fishing with wagglers, polaris and other floats; ledgering with arseley bombs and swimfeeder; long pole to hand or short line.

Best Baits:

Maggots, worms, sweetcorn, casters, bread etc. with brown crumb and a range of continental groundbaits and flavourings.

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