Making The Most Of The Season With A Traditional Summer Species

I’m always looking to make the most of every opportunity and, when it’s possible, I will do a two-for-the-price-of-one session.

Alongside the targeting of tench in the previous blog entry, I also fished for rudd. You can follow the session via the video below.

Not as widespread as other species, rudd are very much associated with the warmer months of the year. Hence, now we’re in August, I want to catch a few while they’re still feeding freely.

I caught about sixty, as well as a single perch. Although you wouldn’t target them with the bait, they will occasionally take sweetcorn.

The tackle I fished with was as follows: Poachers Pocket mini-rod and reel. Reel line was 4lb Maxima Chameleon, leading to Ultima Virage 1lb 6oz fluorocarbon, joined by a loop-to-loop knot.

The line went straight through to the hook, which was a Drennan Super Specialist micro barbed size 12.

Bait was a single grain of corn and I loose fed brown crumb and corn.