A dozen Fen rudd to 2lb 3oz caught on crust

A 200-mile round trip paid off in style for Andy Waters as he banked a succession of rudd to 2lb 3oz from a Fenland river.

The Lowestoft, Suffolk-based angler had never targeted the species on running water until this season but he proved he has already mastered the art of getting them to feed.

In just a few hours’ action he banked 12 fish which included specimens of 1lb 15oz and 2lb 1oz, plus that bigger two-pounder.

Simple tactics prevailed, with Andy relying on a freelined piece of breadcrust on a size 8 hook to attract bites.