Category Archives: This year’s entries

2017 Competition Winners

Short Crucian Video category

 

Crucian Pictures Category

Colin Hebb
Winner of the Best Crucian Picture category – Colin Hebb – caught this stunning old crucian carp weighing 1lb 13oz from Mill Farm fishery in Leven on the 2nd June. Colin fished in the margins using a float and a big piece of bread flake in 5ft of water next to a over-hanging bush.

 

Scenic Crucian Waters category

Duncan Hitchings
Duncan Hitchings won the Scenic Crucian Waters cateogry with this lovely shot he took of the sun rising over a small crucian pond near Donhead St Andrew in Wiltshire.

 

Junior category

Grace Sharp
10-year old Grace Sharp’s winning entry to the Juniors with Crucians category. Grace caught this stunning crucian of 2lb 11oz. Grace fished hard to catch a crucian in for Catch a Crucian Month, and what a beautiful specimen she ended up with. Great work Grace!
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Scenic Crucian Waters| 2017

Gordon Mackay
1. Gordon Mackay captured this lovely image — entitled Never Alone at the Water – of a robin perched on his pole at Little Apley fishery in Telford.
Duncan Hitchings
2. Duncan Hitchings took this lovely shot of the sun rising over a small crucian pond near Donhead St Andrew in Wiltshire.
Neal Greenslade
3. Neil Greenslade captured this lovely photo of a Devon Farm Pond, which was stocked with pure crucians by the Environment Agency only last year.
Mike Davies
4. Rosie Pool, in North Wales – a typical crucian pool complete with lily pads and wildlife in abundance. Photograph taken by Mike Davies.
David Redwood
5. This beautiful lake is hidden among the rolling hills of south Wiltshire – not far from Shaftesbury – and is a picture-perfect crucian fishing location. Photo taken by David Redwood.
Gary Boyce
6. This lovely photograph of a traditional Norfolk farm pond – one of the crucian’s last remaining strongholds – was taken by Gary Boyce at Mill Lodge Farm Fishery.
Ollie Cater
7. This beautiful old estate lake houses the crucians of dreams. Photo taken by Ollie Cater.
Mike Berridge
8. Mike Berridge captured this well-composed shot of Crucian Corner at Yaddlethorpe Ponds near Scunthorpe.
Mike Nayler
9. Mike Nayler took this photograph of Eye Kettleby Lakes in Leicestershire while tutoring overseeing junior angler Leon Taylor catch some crucians.
John Spilsbury
10. John Spilsbury caught this unique shot while fishing for crucians at a Cheshire lake. John said “This little fellow surfaced in order to check I was still blanking, and hence became part of the scenery itself. A completely blank day saved by the scenery and wildlife.”  What fishing is all about!

Juniors with Crucians | 2017

Emily Batty
1. 8-year old Emily Batty was very happy to catch her first ever crucian from a small pond in Sheffield.
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2. This unusually coloured crucian 1lb 5oz was caught by 9-year old Harry Hitchings from a pond near Donhead St Andrew in Wiltshire.
Grace Sharp
3. 10-year old Grace Sharp caught this stunning crucian of 2lb 11oz. Grace fished hard to catch a crucian in for Catch a Crucian Month, and what a beautiful specimen she ended up with. Great work Grace!
Oscar Highe
4. 5-year old Oscar Highe fished Mill Farm Lodge fishery in Norfolk and assembled this superb bag of crucians on a windy day. Oscar fished a waggler float close in using maggots and casters over hemp and pellets.
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5. Logan Blout caught this cracking crucian on 21st June at Coopers Lake in Western-on-Trent. Fantastic work Logan!
Charlie Noke
6. Charlie Noke, aged 10, caught this lovely brace of  crucians from Fisherwick lakes Whittington. Great catch Charlie!
Leon Taylor
7. Leon Taylor with several lovely crucians he caught from Eye Kettleby Lakes in Leicestershire. Leon was expertly tutored by angling coach Mike Naylor.

 

Trinity Ball
8. 10 year-old Trinity Ball caught this fantastic 2lb crucian from Kingstanding Pools in Burton-on-Trent under the expert coaching guidance of Peter Fieldhouse from Burton Mutual AA. Apparently Trinity is now desperate to go fishing again…. With early success like that we can understand why!
Rhys
9. Rhys was was over the moon to catch this superb crucian from a local lake in Doncaster on the 1st June – kicking off Catch a Crucian Month in style! Rhys delicately presented two red maggots using the top kit of pole. Great work Rhys!

Crucian Pictures | 2017

Darren Batty
1. Darren Batty caught this chunky crucian from a small pond in Sheffield.
Gordon Mackay
2. Gordon Mackay caught this nice net of crucians on the pole at Little Apley in Shropshire.

Alex Ledbrooke

3. This grumpy looking crucian was caught by Alex Ledbrooke at Oakside Fishery in Cornwall. Alex fished large cubes of luncheon meat to get through the small fish.

Mark Parry
4. Mark Parry caught this lovely little crucian from Fireman’s Pond, which is controlled by Port Sunlight Angling Club.
Mike Davies
5. This beautifully coloured crucian was caught by Mike Davies on 27th June from Rosie Pool in North Wales. Mike fished a waggler and worm on the hook.
David Redwood
6. This chunky crucian was captured by David Redwood on 23rd June and weighed just shy of 2lb. David used a pinch of breadflake under a float fished against the edge of lily pads.
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7. This beautiful old crucian of 2lb 8oz was caught by Ollie Cater from what he described as an “old estate lake”. Ollie fished a float and .sweetcorn on the hook over a red fishmeal groundbait. Superb catch Ollie.
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8. Dan Ings took this unusual shot of a crucian he caught from Abshot Pond in Fareham on 10th June. It was his first session targeting crucians so a great result.
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9. Michael Goldsmith caught this nice crucian from Eye Kettleby lakes in Leicestershire. Michael float-fished the margins with double red maggot and caught several other crucians during the session.
Stephen Cullen
10. Stephen Cullen caught this crucian from one of Peter Rolfe’s private crucian ponds in Wiltshire on 19th June. Stephen used a split-cane rod and newly acquired Allcocks Aerial reel.
Kevin Sanders
11. Kevin Sanders fished a morning session on a Norfolk mere in hot, bright conditions and was rewarded with this fine 1lb 12oz crucian.
Mike Berridge
12. This beautifully traditional photograph was taken by Mike Berridge. He caught this 2lb crucian using cater on 12th June from Crucian Corner at Scunthorpe Pisces controlled Yaddlethorpe Ponds.
Kenneth Baxter
13. Kenneth Baxter caught this lovely crucian of 1lb 15oz from his local North Pond.
Duncan Hastings
14. Duncan Hastings took this stunning photograph of one of his 16 crucians caught over one and a half days from Eelstage lake at Pyt House, Wiltshire. Duncan used classic crucian equipment consisting of a cane rod and his grandfather’s centrepin.
Jack Pells
15. Jack Pells caught this high-backed beast of a crucian from a private Surrey pit in early June on float-fished breakflake. What a fantastic specimen!
Garry Lee
16. Garry Lee caught this ancient looking crucian on good, old-fashioned float-fished sweetcorn. Garry cast next to patch of lillies 3 rodlengths out at Cranbury Park; a small pond of about an acre controlled by Eastleigh and District Angling Society.
Leigh Goodgame
17. Leigh Goodgame caught this gorgeous crucian using traditional tackle on the “Glorious 16th” June from Youldon Waters in Devon.

 

Martyn King
18. This scrappy little crucian was caught by Martyn King on Sunday 11th June from the stunning New Farm fishery near Winsford. Martyn fished the only sheltered area on the lake and used pellet, maggots and casters to take a big catch of crucians.

 

Colin Hebb
19. Colin Hebb caught this stunning old crucian carp weighing 1lb 13oz from Mill Farm fishery in Leven on the 2nd June. Colin fished in the margins using a float and a big piece of bread flake in 5ft of water next to a over-hanging bush.
John Spilsbury
20. John Spilsbury kicked off Catch a Crucian Month 2017 by catching this cracking high-backed crucian from a flat calm Cheshire lake using bread flake and the lift method. John also brought a centrepin and a Richard Walker Mk IV Avon rod into action, “on a day when the only relief from the drizzle was when it rained properly”. John understandably called the photo “Traditions”.