Ruffe ( Gymnocephalus cernuus )

Family Perch Percidae

Size 12" ( 30 cm )

AKA Pope


Two Dorsals joined together the first with 11 - 16 spiny rays


Feeds on the bottom mainly on burrowing insect larvae and worms and will predate on fry of other fish.


Abundant in in low land lakes and slow flowing rivers . Native to ontinental Europe and Eastern England