It is common and massive in all parts of the bream region and in the lower part of the barbel region. Quieter sections of the watercourses suit it, the relief and nature of the bottom are irrelevant. It is a typical free water fish, which is most likely to be at the very surface, where he catches the food. It often reveals its presence by jumping over the water after insects. We meet her on sunny days, warm, windless days just below the surface. Other times, it stays at medium water depth; in autumn almost at the bottom in quiet coves and bends.

It is also very common in Poland, inhabits virtually all kinds of waters: in flowing it is everywhere except the land of trout (although it occurs in lowland trout streams), in all types of dam reservoirs and in all classes of lakes (with the exception of the mountain and most of the small - carass ones). It can also be found in clay pits and sand and gravel pits, in ponds and ponds. It often forms very large populations in lakes.

Methods of catching bleak.

It is caught on the flow without a load, a sensitive and balanced float is needed, vein 0,10 mm, hooks no 14-16, grayling flies. Lures should be very small, e.g.. white worms”, pieces of earthworms, balls of bread or other bread, small grasshoppers and other baits used to catch cyprinids, size adapted to the mouth of the bleak. While fishing, sprinkle powdered groundbait.

Other comments.

The bleak grows up to 10-15 cm. There is no economic and sports significance, although it is the main trophy of players in ground fishing. It is part of the food of most predatory fish. Delicious and effective as a bait, it irritates predatory fish with its gloss, but she is weak, not very lively and "soft”. It is mainly used as bait for snap-in fishing, a martwą do spinningowania; for the latter method, fresh or formalin-preserved can be used. Ukleja often swims in great shoals (usually in the fall), which attacked by a predator, spattering violently in different directions, creating a characteristic ripple on the water surface. The noise they make is a signal for the angler, that predatory fish are feeding in a given place.

In Poland, professional fishermen catch bleak in lakes and are most often devoted to fish meal. Her meat is tasty, ale search. It is not subject to any protection.