Specimen rudd fall to freelined bread

The simplest of tactics are often all that are needed to catch the fish of your dreams, as Gareth Goldson proved when he took a big haul of stunning rudd on freelined breadflake, topped by this 2lb 5oz example.

The 29-year-old tennis coach and consultant for Hardy and Greys and Dynamite Baits banked a string of fish between 1lb and 1lb 12oz, as well as a brace of ‘twos’, when he tackled secret Fenland venue with 3lb line and a size 12 hook.