4lb 3oz Crucian

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4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by Mark » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:00 pm

Just look at this Crucian, what a fish and caught by our very own Mike Wilson, truly a fish of dreams. :Hat:

In Mikes own words...
It weighed 4lb 3oz and was caught last Sunday 3rd February on 2 red maggots, 16 hook to 2lb line whilst fishing for the elusive 3lb roach. It was a beautiful golden brown colour however the closeness of the flash appears to have burnt out the colours somewhat. Surprised to catch it in February with a water temperature of 42F.

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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by AshbyCut » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:02 pm

Quite simply ... WOW !!!
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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by Bumble » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:02 pm

What a fish fantastic

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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by Julian » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:04 pm

Simply stunning, amazing - and no one more deserving to catch such a superb specimen :Hat: :Hat: :Hat:

Must be just about in the top 10 crucians caught in this country.
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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by JerryC » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:17 pm

What an incredible catch Mike, I've caught a few Crues during the winter months but nothing like that even in the warm weather - stuck on 3.15 since 2005 - one from the Summer Pit and the other from Marsh Farm.
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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by Loop Erimder » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:21 pm

:shocked: :Hat:
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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by Snape » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:23 pm

Simply staggering Mike. :Hat:
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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by Dave Burr » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:35 pm

Cracking crucian :Hat:

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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by MGs » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:37 pm

Truly amazing, the fish of several life times
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Re: 4lb 3oz Crucian

Post by The Tuesday Swim » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:26 pm

Blimin eck, excellent catch Mike.

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