First cast produces big rudd for angling coach

Angling coach Andy Loble showed that he could do as well as teach on a recent specimen hunting session when he landed a 10 rudd haul topped off by this 2lb 7oz stunner.

The Gardner-backed angler fished a large southern Stillwater to net the big fish which broke his previous best for the species by over a pound – on his very first cast.

Andy fished at a range of 30 yards over a clean patch between weed beds to tempt the fish presenting white maggots on a size 14 hook using a light, semi-fixed maggot feeder bolt rig. This was fishing over a bed of CC Moores hemp, buckwheat and blechan.