John Turton 3lb 6oz Rudd

June 16th couldn’t have gone much better for Cambridgeshire angler John Turton when he slipped the net under this stunning 3lb 6oz rudd..

Living on a narrow boat, John hasn’t been able to move about much over recent months however this specimen certainly made the wait worthwhile. “I’d found a group of good fish in a small drain” John revealed, “and I landed quite a few over the 2lb mark before landing the three-pounder.“It fought really strangely,” he added, “and initially I thought I’d hooked a small tench. “When I realised it was a rudd you can imagine my reaction. They’re such a stunning fish at all sizes, but this one was truly impressive to behold.” Float fished corn was the winning tactic for all of John’s fish.