This book is dedicated to the spiky little freshwater ruffian known better as the ruffe, pope, 'tommy ruffe' and other local names. A fascinating little fish, the ruffe is long overdue a book all of its own. Much loved by many anglers, ruffe can also be problematic when introduced beyond their native range. Scientist, author and broadcaster Dr Mark Everard details fascinating aspects of the biology, angling and wider contributions to society of the ruffe.
- Introducing the Ruffe
- Ruffe fishing
- Ruffe and people
- Ruffe bibliography
Dr Mark Everard is a scientist, author and broadcaster, working on water and ecosystems around the world. He also has an irrationally large interest in fish! Mark is also a passionate angler, getting out whenever he can after coarse, game and sea fish. He has an enviable track record of specimen fish with a particular passion for roach, dace and mahseer, and has long been a champion of 'little fishes' such as the ruffe. Mark Everard is often referred to as Vr 'Red,fllt'II in the angling press for his special passion for roach.