The Rudd (lat. Scardinius erythrophthalmus) is very sensitive to water pollution. The Rudd very similar to the roach, with which it can be easily confused. It can be identified by the yellow eye colour. The body of the rudd is flattened at the sides, the back is blue-green and the belly a silvery white.
The Rudd is primarily a surface feeding fish that favours overgrown areas such as reeds, lilies and weeds. Rudd are shoal fish, and they generally shoal with members of the same size and same year or spawning class. The Rudd usually living in the lower reaches of rivers, backwaters and ponds with plenty of aquatic vegetation and profusely overgrown. Float fishing with light tackle and small fine wire hooks is considered the best method for fishing for rudd. Best baits for catching Rudd: bread, brandlings, bloodworm,
small pieces of worm, casters, maggots, pinkies.