Facts about the gudgeon fish

gudgeon fish

  • The gudgeon is a small fish of the carp family. 
  • It is about eight inches long. 
  • The gudgeon has a narrow, cylindrical body with a small barbel or feeler at each corner of the mouth. 
  • It is distributed throughout the fresh waters of Europe. 
  • Gudgeons keep close to the bottom of the streams or lakes. They are very easily taken with the hook and with any sort of bait. 
  • In popular usage, a gudgeon is a person easily deceived—one who swallows a bait readily.