Dace (Leuciscus leucisus)
Specimen weight: 453g (1lb)
Record weight: 1lb 2oz, River Blackwater, Cappoquin, 1966
The dace is similar in appearance to roach but is distinguished by the yellow (not red) eye and the slimmer body. Dace are generally confined to the River Barrow and Cork Blackwater. Specimen weight: 0.772 lbs. (0.35 Kilos.) Record weight: 1 lb 2 oz, River Blackwater, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford in 1966.
Best times to fish: All year round but March, April and May are the best months.
Some of the best dace waters in Ireland: Munster Blackwater River at Fermoy and Mallow Co. Cork, the River Barrow at all centres; Doon Lake near Broadford in Co. Clare and the lower River Shannon near Annacotty outside Limerick.