Crucian catch nudges record

A short stint on a stillwater ended with match ace Nick Darke landing the biggest catch of crucians taken this year.

The GOT Baits backed ace found a gap in his busy schedule to enjoy a few hours pleasure fishing and ended with a memorable haul of crucians, with one of them coming agonisingly close to breaking the current record of 4lb 9oz 9dr.

All the fish were taken on pole and pellet tactics during the morning outing.
For more details on the shock haul, pick up a copy of next week’s Angling Times, on the shelves from Tuesday August 2.