Summer Crucian’s And Rudd.

Written by Top Imitator on . Posted in Alan Stagg

Short session fishing has been the name of the game in June.  Time has once again been a little restricted but this hasn’t stopped me getting out and putting a few fish on the bank.

First stop was a couple of evening trips to the crucian lake, which was a nice way to end a hard day at work.  However, I did manage one day session which proved particularly fruitful.  Most evenings I managed to get amongst them, landing 3lb+ fish each trip.

The best evening was my first trip of the month when I managed 3 fish over 3lbs, the best weighing 3lb 7oz 8drams.

A full day session on the water produced 17 tench and 3 crucians, the best a brace weighing 2lb 3oz and 2lb 9oz.   Small flatbed method feeders proved deadly for the crucians and tench.  Without a doubt a small 6mm pellet or a mini piece of imitation corn from Enterprise Tackle proved deadly.
The following evening I had rudd on the brain and visited a 60 acre southern venue.  Arriving during one of the England football games I wasn’t surprised to find the lake deserted of anglers.  I set up in one of my favourite swims and using a small Pocket Rocket deposited a spread of white maggots and hemp.  I rigged up with a standard helicopter rig and a size 16 hook was baited with two white maggots flavoured in Enterprise Tackle’s Tutti Fruity and Pineapple flavour.  A small piece of 6mm pop up foam was added to the hook bait to pop it up off of the bottom.
It took just over an hour to get my first bite which produced my first rudd of the season weighing 2lb 10oz.  Two more fish over 2lbs followed in quick succession weighing 2lb 1oz and 2lb 3oz before a tench wrecked the swim.  I had to wait until just after dark for my next bite, which produced a rudd weighing 2lb 12oz.  I returned the next evening for a couple of hours and managed two fish weighing just short of 2lb.


Alan describes the rigs he uses, flat bed feeders in conjunction with Enterprise Imitation baits in this video where he catches a 3lb 14oz crucian carp.

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