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I've said it once and I'll say it again, the UK record for Gudgeon will be broken on the Wandle, and today im pretty sure I broke it!
I took my two boys after school to see if they could sit still for longer than 5 minutes (They couldn't) but they have said many a time they wanted to come fishing with me, so that's what we did, I set the quiver up and was fishing on red maggots, instantly i had a take and it was a small Dace, they loved it! So we sat watching the end of the rod to go round and it did, wouldn't say there was much fight but when I see it come up in the water I instantly thought it was a baby Barbel, until little man netted for me and on closer inspection I see the BIGGEST Gudgeon I've ever seen, this thing was absolutely massive, the boys couldn't quite work out why I was going crazy! To them im guessing it was a small fish. I'm gutted I never had scales or something to keep this beauty in, because I would of got someone down to officially weigh it, but I'm pretty sure I just smashed the UK record!
To read more about this amazing catch you can read more here on an Anglers Mail Feature.