SOME anglers don’t think that bait colour makes much of a difference to catches, but on a recent rudd session Kevin Sanders found that yellow pop-ups were pivotal to his success.
The Cambridgeshire angler has just taken a superb haul from a pit in his home county, topped by a 3lb personal best… landed alongside no fewer than eight other two-pounders!
Kevin used Method feeder tactics on his two rods, and loaded his feeders with a mixture of 2mm and 4mm pellets. He kicked off the session using a yellow pop-up on one rod and a white one on the other, both from the Dynamite Baits Hit ‘n’ Run boilie range, and fed a few 12mm boilies over the top after each cast. It wasn’t long before he was into a few fish, but he found that they all fell to the yellow baits – the white pop-ups remaining untouched. So, after then switching the white bait on his second rod to a yellow, he landed another fine rudd weighing 2lb 5oz almost straight away!
Right at the end of his session, during which a few tench, bream, and even a carp muscled in on the action, Kevin had a bite from the fish he was really after. He knew it was a rudd from the way it was fighting and, weighing in at 3lb exactly, it’s a welcome reward for Kevin after many years of targeting the species.
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