See it, cast to it, catch it!

A fine piece of opportunism lead to the capture of this immaculate rudd by John ‘the vicar’ Broughton.

He was struggling for bites during a match on Astwell Mill, belonging to Towcester and District AA, when he saw the bright golden fish swim by his peg.

Wasting no time at all, John dropped a freelined caster right on its nose and the fish took it without hesitation.

Fellow competitors joked that it could have been a case of ‘divine intervention’ helping him to make the catch, but either way, someone up there must have been smiling down on him!

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