The Grayling

Thymallus thymallus
65cm

The grayling is a beautiful species native to central and northern Europe. It is characterized by a prominent and lively coloured dorsal fin. It lives in cold, well oxygenated waters and can be found mainly in rivers. Grayling feed on insects, invertebrates and occasionally small fish. The species is emblematic of European fly fishing. It is, however, a very delicate fish and quite perceptive to climate and environmental changes. These environmental change are a large factor in the dwindling of grayling populations across the continent.

The Mini Grass Carp

Ctenopharyngodon idella
40cm

The Amur or Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is a large member of the carp family. It is native to the waters of China and the Amur river basin. Growing to a maximum of 1,5m in length, the species prefers warm slow flowing waters or lakes. It feeds mainly on aquatic vegetation. It was introduced to Europe in the middle of the 20th century, where it adapted very well. It is a very hearty, strong and streamlined fish, making it popular amongst fish farmers and anglers alike.

The Giant Grass Carp

Ctenopharyngodon idella
105cm

The Amur or Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is a large member of the carp family. It is native to the waters of China and the Amur river basin. Growing to a maximum of 1,5m in length, the species prefers warm slow flowing waters or lakes. It feeds mainly on aquatic vegetation. It was introduced to Europe in the middle of the 20th century, where it adapted very well. It is a very hearty, strong and streamlined fish, making it popular amongst fish farmers and anglers alike.

The Grass Carp

Ctenopharyngodon idella
40cm/75cm/105cm

The Amur or Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is a large member of the carp family. It is native to the waters of China and the Amur river basin. Growing to a maximum of 1,5m in length, the species prefers warm slow flowing waters or lakes. It feeds mainly on aquatic vegetation. It was introduced to Europe in the middle of the 20th century, where it adapted very well. It is a very hearty, strong and streamlined fish, making it popular amongst fish farmers and anglers alike.

The Zander

Sander Lucioperca
75cm

The Zander is a member of the perch family. The geographical range of this fish is Europe from the Rhine basin to the Caspian Sea. It inhabits all kinds of waters with the exception of fast-flowing mountain streams. It feels the best in deep lakes, reservoirs and large lowland rivers. The shape, coloration, as well as its mode of life show all the characteristics of a perfect predator. An important part of the lives of these fish is spawning period; the Zander builds the so-called nests where the roe is made and protected by the Zander males until the brood of juveniles. The Zander is very careful and cunning species of fish so that it became an icon of European fishing.

The Giant Zander

Sander Lucioperca
110cm/200cm

The Zander is a member of the perch family. The geographical range of this fish is Europe from the Rhine basin to the Caspian Sea. It inhabits all kinds of waters with the exception of fast-flowing mountain streams. It feels the best in deep lakes, reservoirs and large lowland rivers. The shape, coloration, as well as its mode of life show all the characteristics of a perfect predator. An important part of the lives of these fish is spawning period; the Zander builds the so-called nests where the roe is made and protected by the Zander males until the brood of juveniles. The Zander is very careful and cunning species of fish so that it became an icon of European fishing.

The Mini Zander

Sander Lucioperca
50cm

The Zander is a member of the perch family. The geographical range of this fish is Europe from the Rhine basin to the Caspian Sea. It inhabits all kinds of waters with the exception of fast-flowing mountain streams. It feels the best in deep lakes, reservoirs and large lowland rivers. The shape, coloration, as well as its mode of life show all the characteristics of a perfect predator. An important part of the lives of these fish is spawning period; the Zander builds the so-called nests where the roe is made and protected by the Zander males until the brood of juveniles. The Zander is very careful and cunning species of fish so that it became an icon of European fishing.

The Sea Trout

Salmo Trutta Trutta
110cm

The Sea Trout (Salmo trutta m. trutta) is an anadromous or "sea-run" trout closely related to the Atlantic Salmon. It is endemic to the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Baltic, spending most of its life in the sea, while returning to freshwater to spawn. Once done spawning, adult Sea Trout return to the sea while fry develop in rivers and make their way out to sea as they mature. Sea Trout are predatory fish, feeding on invertebrates and fish. The species is highly prized by anglers, though is under threat due to habitat destruction and changes in river systems created by the erection of dams.

The Smolt Sea Trout

Salmo Trutta Trutta
51cm

The Sea Trout (Salmo trutta m. trutta) is an anadromous or "sea-run" trout closely related to the Atlantic Salmon. It is endemic to the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Baltic, spending most of its life in the sea, while returning to freshwater to spawn. Once done spawning, adult Sea Trout return to the sea while fry develop in rivers and make their way out to sea as they mature. Sea Trout are predatory fish, feeding on invertebrates and fish. The species is highly prized by anglers, though is under threat due to habitat destruction and changes in river systems created by the erection of dams.

Blue Spotted Stingray

Taeniura lymma
50cm/85cm

The Blue Spotted Stingray (Taeniura lymma), or Kuhl's Stingray, is a member of Dasyatidae family. It can be found in the coastal waters of the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It prefers sandy shallows waters where it can easily mask itself. Blue Spotted Rays feed on small fish, crustaceans as crabs and shrimp, molluscs as well as small fish. The species has a characteristic blue spotted olive-green body and two venomous stingers on the anterior section of the tail. While the Blue Spotted Ray's venom is not lethal to humans, it certainly is very painful. It is a popular aquarium species due its beautigul coloration but is not easily kept in captivity.

The Bottlenose Dolphin

Tursiops
55cm/125cm

Bottlenose Dolphin perhaps the most recognizable of all the whales and dolphins, the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops) is the most widespread of all the 44 dolphin species. It is found in nearly all tropical and moderate waters around the globe. It feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs. The species has a characteristic smiling mouth and bottle shaped rostrum. Bottlenose Dolphins are very intelligent animals and can communicate through various sounds (verbal language) and body language. It is a friendly and inquisitive species and often spends time with other dolphin species, whales and even sharks.

The Grey Seal

Halichoerus grypus
36cm/55cm

The Grey Seal is a species of large seal of the Phocidae, or “true seal” family, found abundantly along the Atlantic Ocean and Baltic Sea coasts.Its preferred habitat are rocky shorelines, though it heads out onto open water to feed on fish, molluscs and cephalopods.Grey Seals live in small herds comprising of a dominant male and several females. As their name suggests, their coloration consists of grey or dark-grey backs,with cream colored bellies. Grey Seals can slow down their heartbeat while diving, to reduce oxygen use and prolong their dives.