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Another 6lb 10oz chub

I was delighted at catching no 17 chub over 6lbs the previous day. I reflected on the fishing and decided to start very early today. The forecast was for very strong winds of 60mph and heavy rain from early morning. I was on the river at 7am thinkng that I would get a small window of opportunity on the river before it would rise and colour.

I staggered across the field battling the strong wind. It was a southerly turning around to a northwest wind later in the day. The approach was exactly the same as the previous day. The willows on the far bank protected me from the full force of the wind. I was using 90g feeder again. First cast in I had some indication that there were a few chub in the swim judging by the plucks and pulls. My first fish of the day turned out to be a really good fish. The rod nodded a few times as the chub moved downstream bumping the feeder along the bottom. I lifted into the chub preventing it from getting into the branches on the far side. Again I played it very gingerly. As it moved downstream I followed it. Soon we were from the willows and had little protection and at times was unsure whether I was playing the chub or the strong wind. Not pleasant and scary. Luckily the size 18 hook held and I netted the chub about 6oyds below where I hooked it. It looked beautiful and rather large. On the scales it went 6lbs 10oz.

6lbs 10oz and no. 18 over 6lbs

I kept the chub in the net while Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley was on his way to take the photo’s. My goodness it was pouring with rain and I was just standing there in my wet weather clothes being buffeted and pounded by the wind and rain. I could see the river start to colour as the rain started to leach into the river from the New Forest streams. The level started to rise. The chub were still feeding throughout the morning and into the afternoon. The rain poured until about 3pm then the wind changed direction and blew from the right making fishing uncomfortable. With the increase height and flow I could no longer hold the bottom with 90g and so had to concede even though the chub were still feeding. I had caught 4 chub which was a good result. a 3lbs 15oz and two others at 4lb plus.Andy took the photo’s of the 6lbs 10oz chub and headed off pike fishing.

I was starting to think about packing up and moving when Ady called to say he had a 20lb 12oz pike so I said give me a few minutes I will be down to photo it for you.


39 inches long 20lbs 12oz for Andy

Andy carried on fishing and I moved to a couple of swims and caught nothing else and being cold I didn’t hang around for too long. Packing away with another 6lb chub was fan bloody tas tic.

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Monday 11th March and another 6lb chub

After returning to the river after going home for the weekend saw it dropping in height and colour. I was going to fish a swim that has been kind to me over the years. I had been fishing an area at the top of the swim where there was some slack water. I was using […]

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Another H.Avon double the very next day

Well after that huge barbel the previous day you could forgive me for fishing the same swim. I arrived at opening hour and moved straight to the swim. Using the same boilie and pva bag approach in the slightly deeper part of the swim. The river hadn’t moved much in height and the colour had […]

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14lbs 13oz barbel 6th March

I had planned to fish 6th to 8th March with Andy ( you should have been here yesterday) Cowley. Andy couldn’t make it early neither did I in the end. I had a few chores to resolve before I could set off on the 1hr 40 min journey time. Much rain had fallen over the […]

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David has been given the green light to join the Somerley Estate syndicate

I had guided David last summer on the Dorset Stour where he so much enjoyed the day. David phoned me to say that he was being given the chance to join Somerley fishing syndicate. I was so delighted for him as he is a true gent and loves and cherishes the days he gets a […]

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Anglers mail feature

Some time ago now I was asked by Duncan Charman to help him with a feature on grayling fishing on the river Itchen. I don’t normally like these things as you expose venues and swims to others. It’s the other anglers who fish the venues I feel for. Lots of publicity which is not welcome […]

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On the Thames with Andrea

Well where has the year gone. I have just returned from a couple of weeks in Mexico. The weather was super with plenty of sun and a great breeze. The only negative was that the wind dislodged plenty of weed from the off shore reef. It was unpleasant to swim in the sea and impossible […]

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Another session on the Thames again.

So after a couple of days not fishing it was time to get on the Thames again. To be frank I’m disappointed with the size of the chub that I’m catching. On the H.Avon you would expect to land a 6lber amongst a few others. It’s just me having the 5lbers and Andy (you should […]

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Perch and chub fishing and trouble with an otter

Well after a difficult time on the H.Avon on my last visit mainly through minnows decimating all the maggots that I could throw at them. Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley and I decided on a perch trip to a commercial. We would ask mutual friend Ross along too. We arrived at first […]

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Hampshire Avon for a couple of days

I hadn’t fished the Avon for a while and it was time to try again. Andy (you should have been here yesterday) Cowley would be fishing with me. The weather had been dry with little rain and the river level had been dropping. I had it in the back of my mind about fishing a […]

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