Firstly, the weather plays a massive part when it comes to rudd location. If it’s dull, windy and rain is likely then it can be near on impossible to locate anything unless you have a rough idea. Unfortunately in the UK that type of weathers pretty much a given, so the window of opportunity is never that big.
The next biggest issue is without a doubt bankside access – if you’ve got issues with stinging nettles and thistles then this fishing isn’t for you! You will rarely find big rudd anywhere near a swim and generally you need to tread down a lot of stingers before you finally find what you’re looking for.