Chalkstream Specimen Roach.
|A teaser for what's to come.|
I arrived at the river with maybe three hours in total, so I got straight to running maggots and casters through whilst I got my gear sorted, the wind wasn't really affecting me as it turned out I was slightly protected which was lucky and the river was a bit coloured up so I fancied some fish trotting and with my recent form for big Roach I wasn't discounting the fact that I "may" end up catching at least one. The sport to start off with was very slow and it took nearly twenty trots to get a bite and maybe another ten to hook up, first off was a stunning silvery Dace of 6oz or so which was sporting a very podgy frame, this is good news as they are clearly munching in earnest for the cold months ahead.
|A lovely brace of Autumn Chub.|
|One of my typical trots.|
|A right fat....stonking Dace at 11oz.|
|A stunning 2oz 1dr Gonk for good measure.|
|And some big minnows too....|
|Absolutely stunning, my largest for quite a few years.|
|What a "clonker" as Wilson would say.|