HAVING travelled more than 4,000 miles this summer in search of a 3lb rudd, the effort finally paid off for northern specimen-hunter Simon Ashton in the shape of this fish, weighing 3lb exactly.
Going on a week-long family holiday on a narrow boat on Cambridgeshire’s River Cam, Simon had the fish on the first morning of the trip, starting at dawn. Using breadflake on the surface, Simon told us that the fish put a great bend in his 14ft Acolyte Plus, and that he connected with it just before it got light.
He’s absolutely delighted to have finally landed his target fish after putting in so much legwork. On the same trip, he landed over 100 rudd topping the 1lb mark.