Four crucians top 3lb
IS THE fish on the left the biggest-ever crucian caught from the North of England? The 3lb 10oz specimen was just one of four of 3lb-plus that were taken by Alan Moran during a recent session at Hurlston Hall Fishery near Liverpool.
The 68-year-old also put five more crucians in the net by floatfishing 6mm pellets over a bed of pellet groundbait close to the bank.
He said: “It was one of those rare days when find you’ve got the lake all to yourself. I decided to fish a spot that I’d had good crucian and roach sport from before and simply had one of those red letter days. I couldn’t believe my eyes when each 3lb crucian made its way to my net!”
Chris Netto, of The Association of Crucian Anglers, added: “From just looking at the picture it is highly likely that this is a genuine crucian, although a proper scale count or DNA would officially confirm this.”
Alan Moran and his top crucian of 3lb 10oz.