2lb 8oz rudd on first cast

James Champkin equalled his rudd personal best with the capture of this 2lb 8oz specimen from a Fenland water.

Using floatfished breadflake, the Norfolk-based rod also netted a fish of 2lb exactly along with several smaller ones.

He said: “I dropped on to a venue that I hadn’t fished for several years, with perfect hot and still conditions. I quickly came across some big rudd and hooked the 2lb 8oz fish on my first cast.”

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