Joshua Dorka 3lb 3oz Rudd

“Once it went in the net it really thrashed..”

South Yorkshire angler Joshua Dorka enjoyed some fantastic rudd fishing at the start of the season, landing this lovely 3lb 3oz a specimen and another weighing in at 3lb from a syndicate water.
Fishing a helicopter setup with three dead maggots as bait, both fish gave drop-back bites but gave completely different fights.
“The larger fish came in like a ball of weed, but once it went in the net it really thrashed around. The second, smaller fish fought really well, and I thought it was a tench! For sure one of the hardest fighting rudd I’ve come across. When they get to that size though it’s all irrelevant – they’re such special creatures” he added.