Ever had a dilemma where you have a day off work? and you know your going to utilise that day fishing but just had no concrete plans and couldn't decide where to go or what species to target. Today was one of those days and after much deliberation before breakfast I choose Chub, the great thing with Chub is they feed in almost any condition, I packed a tin of meat, block of cheese and a loaf of Warburton's, off I went.
I picked probably the best day of the year so far to go fishing weather wise, I packed light so I could cover a decent amount of river. The first swim I fished in didn't yield any fish or bites but I knew that it would take time to locate the shoals of Chub that exist and maybe even a Carp or Barbel in the deeper stretches, it took 6 swims in total to find a fish, first take took a long time to come but I had little enquiries on the float with nout clear cut, my first hittable bite was a cracking take and a very sturdy fight followed, the fight was probably the longest I've encountered off of the species and then the Chub came to the surface out of the murky water, straight into the net. A good one bagged.
|The two 5's, 5.9 and 5.5, both in immaculate nick.|
|A good batch of Chub, 4's and 3's, plus a little one.|
|The Chub swim, Chub aplenty, 9 from this swim in the end.|
|A pristine specimen of around 10ozs.|