Could this be a RECORD rudd?

This claimed 5lb 7oz rudd would smash the current 4lb 10oz best

by Angling Times |

A CARP angler has banked a rudd that could blow the British record clean out of the water.

Weighing 5lb 7oz, the specimen was landed by Dave Clark at a Mid Kent Fisheries venue, and fell to a trimmed-down 12mm boilie. It’s considerably heavier than the current 4lb 10oz national best for species, and left Dave in awe.

“It put a surprising bend in my 3lb test curve rod, and in the net I realised it was one hell of a fish,” he said. “I didn’t know it could be a potential record, so I put it back without anyone witnessing the catch. I wouldn’t have submitted a claim either way, though, as I was after carp.”

Rudd are one of the hardest species to identify accurately, due to problems with hybridisation, but Dr Paul Garner believes Dave’s fish could be the real deal.

“You get a lot of variation in rudd, so this is only an opinion, but it looks okay to me,” he said.

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