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Mark Harding

Where are all the true Crucians?

It was great to be out at last!! I’ve been fishing my local club waters while I wait for the rivers to hit top form later on in the autumn. I suddenly had a thought! Where are all the true crucians? I keep on being told about crucians in many lakes, I go and fish for them and they’re not true crucians, far from it! In fact most of them now aren’t even F1 hybrids they’re brown goldfish. They are numerous in many of the lakes east of Chelmsford.

So, I set off to one of the lakes today in search of bream and tench, also to try out my new feeder rod and reel, and caught 4 of these ‘crucians’ instead. They’re lovely fish but I do wish they were proper crucians. There are a few farm ponds with them in that I know of near Saffron Walden, so maybe a trip up there is needed ………

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