Baits for BIG rudd

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Slumption
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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Slumption » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:07 am

Sweetcorn or sweetcorn worm cocktail seem to work well if the water isn't pressured....Tonight I had an evening / night session and caught a 3lb rudd on a corn/worm cocktail over a bed of casters, I just legered close to some pads in the margins. This was on a small slow flowing fenland river (river Lark). I just don't know which bait it preferred! I packed up after catching it as for me that was a fish of a life time. I was actually after tench and bream so was over the moon when what looked like a small tench turned out to be a massive rudd. All the rudd I'd caught before have been on a float at either half depth or on the drop so to get a massive one legering was a surprise. I can recommend two rivers near Cambridge that produce big rudd.

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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Dave Burr » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:29 am

A 3lb rudd :shocked: The stuff of dreams :Sun:

Well done Slumption, any pictures?

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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Snape » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:33 am

I'm glad this thread got bumped as a number of us are fishing Ashmead in a couple of weeks which holds some large rudd and I intend to have a go for them so it is good to get some ideas. :Hat:

On the subject of recording fish. I would say "each to his own". There are plenty of anglers who only fish for the pleasure and experience and the size of the individual fish is of no consequence. A chap I used to work with (ex-England rugby player) doesn't own any scales and would never take a camera. He enjoys the captures and has had some whoppers from what I understand but has no interest in recording them. I would like to emulate this, but the urge to weigh fish to just too ingrained in me. In other countries it all about length and girth and anglers would pour scorn on us for only weighing them...
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.
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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Carp Artist » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:21 am

Hi Snape, I've always found sweet corn fished on the drop sorts out the larger specimens.
And when the clouds depart And the path is clear, Follow your head, follow your heart And should you reach paradise before me. Mine's a lager

R Hutchinson 1983 From The Carp Strikes Back

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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Snape » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:24 am

Carp Artist wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:21 am
Hi Snape, I've always found sweet corn fished on the drop sorts out the larger specimens.
Thanks. :Hat:
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.
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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Olly » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:25 am

Big rudd have fallen to cockles ledgered in the dark.

The late Frank Guttfield had quite a few over the 3lb mark. The best from the club water he fished was 3lb 14oz.

I currently fish a water that has both 3lb roach and rudd - both have been taken on 15mm boilies by carpers.

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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Slumption » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:21 pm

Dave Burr wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:29 am
A 3lb rudd :shocked: The stuff of dreams :Sun:

Well done Slumption, any pictures?

Yeh one but its not that great, flash wouldn't work and then I was sticking my tongue out as I didn't realise Simon had taken the picture....so just to confirm I don't usually look like this! We decided to just pop him back rather than mess about taking more pics.

In the net it just looked like a massive bar of gold certainly something I won't forget.
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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Dave Burr » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:31 pm

Sorry I asked now :tea:

:Hahaha: Great fish.

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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by Slumption » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:44 pm

Yeh I really need to practice my photos a bit more...I would hope a few more big rudd come my way so maybe I'll get a better chance. For those of you in the Cambridge/Suffolk area the river it came from was the Lark, the Waterbeach section of the Cam is also renowned for big rudd.

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Re: Baits for BIG rudd

Post by JAA » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:10 pm

Snape wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:24 am
Carp Artist wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:21 am
Hi Snape, I've always found sweet corn fished on the drop sorts out the larger specimens.
Thanks. :Hat:
Try cooked macaroni as well.

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