Pa­tience re­warded with a 3lb rudd

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

A PA­TIENT ap­proach was key to Matthew Fer­nan­dez bank­ing this 3lb per­sonal best rudd from a south­ern stillwater.

The Sticky Baits-spon­sored an­gler used two rods set up with he­li­copter-rigged mag­got feed­ers cast over an area baited with Krill Ac­tive Mix, hemp and mag­gots.

At first hordes of small fish re­sponded to his dou­ble mag­got hook­bait, but Matthew stuck to his guns, con­vinced that he would even­tu­ally gain his just re­wards.

That proved to be the case, and af­ter net­ting 40 smaller sam­ples he struck into some­thing that of­fered a lot more re­sis­tance.

He said: “Just a cou­ple of weeks be­fore I had smashed my pb with a 2lb 14oz rudd and I am ab­so­lutely over the moon to have gone and done it again so quickly.

“I had full con­fi­dence that the tac­tic would even­tu­ally work – it proves that stick­ing to your guns is of­ten the best thing to do.”

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