4lb 3oz roach/rudd hybrid to carp angler

This huge 4lb 3oz roach/rudd hybrid was caught by Mark Simons during a carp fishing session on Winters Lake on the Manor Farm complex in Bedfordshire.

The 45-year-old Northants-based roofer presented a Mainline Baits Cell pop-up over a scattering of boilies and received steady take on the final afternoon of his session.
He said: “The fish didn’t fight at all and just swam straight towards me. I could tell it wasn’t a carp but was shocked when I saw the size of it in my net.”

The same fish was caught and reported to Angling Times earlier in the year and was declared as a roach/rudd hybrid after experts studied images of it.

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