Top specimen hunter takes big rudd hit

Top specimen hunter Alan Stagg enjoyed two brilliant sessions on a southern gravel pit when he banked 13 rudd over the 2lb mark – topped by a beauty of 2lb 13oz.

The Hants-based all-rounder, who finished second in this year’s Drennan Cup, took the fish on feeder tactics, banking nine ‘twos’ in one trip and four the next day.

Two white maggots, popped up with white foam, proved to be the winning bait.

*For more details, and some brilliant catch pictures, see next week’s Angling Times, out Tuesday 28th June.