• Very rare picture of 4lb 8oz rudd in Classic Angling

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    The latest edition of Classic Angling features a photograph of the 4lb 8oz rudd caught in 1933  by the Rev EC Alston in Norfolk. The fish, which was mounted by the great London taxidermist William Griggs, is one of two in the case – and the other rudd weighs 4lb 4oz. It was part of the greatest rudd catch of all time, caught in one evening. And on the subject of giant rudd, John Bailey reveals the day he caught a rudd that could easily have been over 5lb. Subscribe to Classic Angling now to find out more!


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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