Piscatorial Quagswagging

...the diary of a specialist angler in around the Warwickshire Avon and its tributaries.

Monday 27 February 2012

River Stour - 26.02.12

Met up with my friend Simon for a morning session on the Stour, this time at Halford Bridge. I stupidly didn't read my Shipston book as it was clearly stated in the book, there was an open match on. Luckily there was some of the river that wasn't going to be fished. Simple bread tactics on a link ledger again, I quickly had a couple of small Chub up to about 1.5lb, they really were in mint condition too.

I was fishing a nice and compact swim that seems to be alive with fish. Mainly Minnows I suppose but more than I've seen on the Avon recently.

Seemed to be a natural holding place for fish as it was at the end of a fast bit of water where it narrows just past Halford bridge. Biggest Chub I managed was around 2.5 lb and again, in mint condition.

The last fish caused quite a disturbance so I went roving for a bit and tried a few more swims. Lots of knocks on the tip but couldn't connect. My friend Simon blanked, I think his KabOOM!!! approach to feeder fishing doesn't help :)


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