Method tac­tics at John­son’s Lake bring two four-pounders

Angling Times (UK) - - NEWS - FRED­DIE SANDFORD News Re­porter

APAIR of 4lb cru­cians topped an­other su­perb week for the species – which also saw nu­mer­ous fish over 3lb banked.

The larger of the two taken by Mike Ly­d­don went 4lb 1oz, closely fol­lowed by an­other bang on the 4lb mark.

Tar­get­ing John­sons Lake, a Go­dalm­ing AS water in Sur­rey, Mike cast out a small flatbed Method feeder with hair-rigged ar­ti­fi­cial cast­ers as hookbait.

He added: “All my fish came at night – I didn’t have a sin­gle bite in day­light.”

Along­side these clonk­ing fish, the Gard­ner Tackle-backed an­gler landed seven other cru­cians that all tipped the scales at 3lb-plus.

Mike’s lat­est catches, viewed along­side his pre­vi­ous track record with the species, fur­ther ce­ment his po­si­tion as one of the most suc­cess­ful cru­cian an­glers of all time.

He said: “Since first tar­get­ing them I’ve now caught nearly 350 cru­cians over 3lb and 11 four-pounders, which is an achieve­ment I’m tremen­dously proud of.”

Andy Childs also fished John­son’s Lake for a 3lb 14oz cru­cian, part of an ex­cel­lent haul that also in­cluded carp to over 20lb and a 2lb 1oz roach.

An­other an­gler to get in on the cru­cian ac­tion was David Brice, who again used a Method feeder

with a fake caster hookbait to land a 3lb 11oz fish from an undis­closed water.

David put down a bed of cast­ers and ground­bait with a spod and fished for carp while he al­lowed the cru­cians to set­tle on his feed.

Daniel Wool­cott also opted for a Method feeder with fake cast­ers to land two 3lb 7oz cru­cians from a south­ern lake, one of which was caught dur­ing the day and the other af­ter night had fallen.

This in­cred­i­ble week was rounded off by Dereck Wood, who landed a 3lb 8oz cru­cian from the Ham­brook Lakes day-ticket water in Hamp­shire on two grains of hair-rigged corn fished on a Method feeder. Dereck said: “I couldn’t be­lieve my eyes when the fish came to the sur­face!”

Mike Ly­d­don’s 4lb 1oz cru­cian. An­other went 4lb.

A 3lb 11oz cru­cian for David Brice.

One of Daniel Wool­cott’s 3lb 7oz cru­cians.

A 3lb 8oz cru­cian for Dereck Wood.

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