Biggest rudd claim rejected by British Record Fish Committee

The British Record Fish Committee has confirmed that the recent claim put forward for the rudd record has been rejected.

Caught by carp angler Chris Moule from a Cambridgeshire pit, the pictures of the claimed 5lb 2oz specimen were the cause of the problems for the committee when processing the application.

“Our scientific advisor was unable to identify the fish as a true rudd from the photographs provided,” BRFC secretary David Rowe told Angling Times.

“Therefore, I’m afraid that the claim cannot proceed.” As reported in last week’s AT, the poor quality of the images taken of the fish, combined with the unfortunate obscuring of parts of the fish’s anatomy vital to positive identification always looked to put the application in doubt.