The Stickleback was once a fish in abundance, but now the quantities and locations of this species is in decline. The key to catching a Stickleback is the location you are fishing. They tend be found in shallow water in rivers or irrigation watercourses.

The best way to catch a stickleback is to use a child’s dipping net, although they can be caught on very light reel and rod tackle, with a hook size of around 26 required using small pieces of worm to attract the fish.


What is the British Record catch?

The British record caught Stickleback comes in at a size of 4dms.

What is the lifespan of a stickleback?

The lifespan of a Stickleback is between aproximately 3 – 5 years of age.

What type of water is best to catch a stickleback?

The best type of water to catch a Stickleback is in clear canals and irrigation watercourses.

What is the Lateral line scale count of a stickleback?

This species of fish do not tend to have proper scales and are usually smooth to the touch along the body.