The chub and the dace
and the carp, not to speak of that Chinese pirate the pike, might still look to it, when I came forth armed with rod and line; but for me and my house the trout is henceforth sacred.
The river abounds in pike, roach, dace, gudgeon, and eels, just here; and you can sit and fish for them all day.
I had been sitting there all the afternoon and had caught literally nothing - except a few dozen dace and a score of jack; and I was just about giving it up as a bad job when I suddenly felt a rather smart pull at the line.
The river Avon at Rugby is a slow and not very clear stream, in which chub, dace
, roach, and other coarse fish are (or were) plentiful enough, together with a fair sprinkling of small jack, but no fish worth sixpence either for sport or food.
Above: |Ellie Dace
(right) and Chloe Taylor attended Barr Beacon School Prom, at Hogarths Hotel, Solihull
A 10lb 10oz mixture of dace
, chub and grayling put Colin Whitehouse in second place and Jaydee Matthews was third with 5lb 1oz.
From peg 9 just above the railway bridge, Darlington's Mike Sweeney claimed runner-up spot with a mixed bag of dace
, grayling and small chub for 9lb 14oz, just holding off the challenge by Durham's Billy McAdam who located four chub from well across on peg 43.
We collected 16-25 individuals of age 1 or older longfin dace
(>50 mm in total length) from each of four sites in the upper Gila River basin in southwestern New Mexico from 18-22 March 2013.
Anyone who recognises the man should contact DC Dace
A single specimen was collected and was the first documented collection of Blacknose Dace
in that area in 40 years.
, from Longford, and Sara, from Galway, moved to Belgium early last month to begin a 30-week placement in the Leuven Institute for Ireland.
HEALING HANDS: Beauty therapy students Resian Hayles (left) and Dace
Caica completed work experience at Ragdale Hall