Description: Leuciscus leuciscus<br><br>
UK record 1lb 5oz S. Ashton River Weir<br><br>
Irish Record weight: 1lb 2oz, River Blackwater, Cappoquin, 1966<br><br>
The Common Dace, also known as the Dare or the Dart, is a freshwater or brackish fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae. It is an inhabitant of the rivers and streams of Europe north of the Alps as well as in Asia, but it is most abundant in those of France and Germany, as well as having spread to Ireland in particular the Blackwater river
Location: Often found in or to the edge of the fast flow or at the confluence of the main river and a stream
Distribution: More easterly distribution than roach Common in the UK it has been introduced to some southern rivers in Ireland.