We've all done it; caught a record shaking gudgeon, mostly while fishing for something else. The weight is either guessed 'it was easily 4oz' or weighed on scales that are massively over-gunned and no real use whatsoever... Time to put some weights to these mini monsters.
I headed to my gudgeon spot armed with a pint of maggots, an ultra fine quivertip and most importantly a set of digital kitchen scales.
I was soon into a good stamp of fish, and it did include the odd monster, the biggest ones are shown below. The best weighed 2.7oz, 2.3oz, 2.2oz, 2.2oz, 2.1oz and 2.0oz, all of which I would have guessed to be much heavier.
Now, armed with my accurate scales, my target is a real monster - a genuine, bonafido 3oz gudgeon!
Oh yeah, I couldn't resist a very quick roll on my way to the gudgeon spot resulting in this 6lb 1oz barbel - that beard is getting out of control...