Barbel require strong tackle

Barbel

The barbel is among the hardest-fighting of our freshwater fish. Learn more about them now!

Bream are a popular coarse fish

Bream

Bream are a shoal fish that love nothing more than to eat. Discover more about them here.

Carp are the UK's favourite species

Carp

Whether big or small, carp are probably the most sought-after fish of them all. Learn more now.

The head of a big catfish

Catfish

Few species grow as big, and pull back as hard, as catfish. You can learn more about them here.

Chub are a naturally a river-dwelling species

Chub

Wily, cunning and evasive, chub can be tricky to catch. Discover more about them right here.

Returning a crucian carp

Crucian carp

Few British coarse fish are prettier than the elusive crucian carp. Study them in detail here.

The freshwater eel

Eel

They may not be fashionable, but eels are a truly fascinating species. Learn more now.

Perch - the most handsome of coarse fish

Perch

With its spiky dorsal fin and war paint stripes, the perch is instantly recognisable. Discover more.

A pike lies in wait

Pike

A perfect predator, the pike is our most fearsome freshwater species. Learn more about them now.

Roach - the anglers' favourite fish

Roach

Widespread and obliging, surely every angler loves roach. Discover more about them today.