A ruddy nice evening

banksy

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Leven Canal, East Yorkshire.
A lovely day, just a bit bright at first. What the French call 'Un ciel moutonné' - a sky full of sheep.

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Not many pegs to choose from these days, must dig my rake out for next time.

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No groundbait allowed, so I threw in a good handful of hempseed and some casters.
The water there is about 6 feet deeo and crystal clear, not a fish in sight until about 7pm, when bubbles rose around my float.

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I was comprehensively thrashed by two good tench, despite my 5lb hooklength, but at least the lovely rudd put in an appearance.
A perfect gold bar -

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And a real old warrior

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Peter

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You have to love the vibrant colours of Rudd. :upthumb:
 

Zerkalo

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Looks spot on. I don't think I've ever caught a Rudd more than a few ounces.
 

tincatim

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Rudd are stunning fish, I’d love to catch a big one. The biggest one I’ve ever held was 2lb, it floated past me about 30 years ago so I fished it out with the net, thinking it was dead. As soon as I picked it up it flipped out and back in to swim away. A stunning looking fish.
 

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Well done @banksy,i haven't finished there for years and that was lure fishing for pike. Colin Hebb posts a few YouTube videos from there and he had had some really good sized rudd.
 
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