A 48-HOUR session in search of a giant crucian ended with this near-record specimen of 4lb 8oz for Richard Bedder.
The Norfolk police officer travelled three hours from his home to fish a southern stillwater in the hope of catching a new personal best, but he had no idea he’d obliterate his target three times during the visit.
“On the first morning I achieved my goal and banked a new crucian best of 3lb, in addition to a 25lb carp,” he told us.
“The second morning saw a few small tench come to the net before a cracking 3lb 10oz crucian put in an appearance.
“I was elated with the second PB but just 20 minutes after that I received yet another bite and slipped my net under this true fish-of-a-lifetime weighing 4lb 8oz!
“Needless to say I drove the long journey home with a big smile on my face.”
All Richard’s fish fell to Sonubaits hookable pellets fished in conjunction with a Method feeder and groundbait.