Despite the cold weather this April, Browning-backed Danish angler Peter Hansen has been enjoying some great rudd fishing sport, and recently landed an absolute giant of 45.5cm and 1.85kg.

Peter had already visited the lake several times this Spring, catching some nice rudd to around 1kg, but it was on his latest trip that he struck gold. 

Feeder fishing at 50-metres in two metres of water, with a bunch of maggots on the hook, the huge rudd couldn’t resist Peter’s succulent carpet of bait, consisting of 3/4 Champion’s Choice Big Fish and Champion’s Choice Black Magic, laced with sweetcorn and maggots. 

Peter’s set-up comprised a 60g Xenos Pro Cast Feeder, to a size 10 Sphere Beast hook and 0.28mm hooklength, to give Peter a good chance of also landing any of the lakes resident carp. 

A truly stunning fish. Congratulations Peter! 

Peter’s rudd feeder rig.

What an amazing fish for Peter.