Crucians in the cold


Crucian carp are a quintessentially spring species, but that didn’t stop Osprey Specimen Group member Tony Pithers from trying his luck at Marsh Farm in Surrey and tempting this 3lb 9oz autumn specimen.

The Kent-based former carper floatfished caster under a pole rig using a 20ft MAP rod matched with a Rapidex 2 centrepin to catch from the popular day-ticket water. It was the 65-year-old’s first trip back after debilitating surgery on his shoulder.

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