ALL-ROUNDER Matthew Fernandez celebrated ‘catch a crucian’ month with a superb haul of ten specimens from Surrey’s Johnsons Lake including eight three-pounders to 3 lb 14 oz.


The 29-year-old precision engineer from Southampton, Hampshire, put his fine crucian catch down to accurately Spombing at 30 yards.

Fed via his Spomb was  Sticky Baits Krill Active mix, pellets and pure Krill liquid, maggots and hemp.

He used running 35 g Drennan inline flat Method feeders with Drennan size 16 Super Specialist Wide Gape hooks with two white buoyant plastic casters to help evade nuisance fish.

The catch won a Korum Specimen Cup weekly price for Matthew from Angler’s Mail magazine – the No.1 every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

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