Massive catch of rudd taken!

Tony Charman – father of noted big-fish angler Duncan – proved he’s more than capable of catching specimens himself when he landed a very impressive 11 2lb-plus rudd in a session.

The Alton, Hampshire-based angler included giants of 2lb 14oz and 2lb 12oz in the catch from in-form Frensham Great Pond in Surrey.

Tony, 79, sprayed maggots and fished maggots on the hook to take a catch that is among the best to come from the venue.

*For the full details of the catch, see next week’s Angling Times, on sale Tuesday 12th July.