Today I arrived to find some snow still present in shaded areas and the shallow areas showed not a lot in terms of water colour. I started off in an area I'd caught chub a few years back (whilst barbel fishing) fed a bit of mash and had three quick casts varying the lead size to try to find an area that a fish might be hanging out! On literally my third cast the tip has flown round and I'm into a fish, however I've allowed the fish to gain some momentum and it's got up a head of steam and done me in a snag, the hook length and hook have both come back, hook pull! Gutted! I'm too used to catching 2lb splashers on the Weaver, a decent fish and some proper flow has caught me with my pants down, Chub 1 Cardo 0.
I then fed a bit of mash and moved to the next swim. Again, first cast, fish on! The fish has tore off like no chub I've ever had before. It went downstream under one tree then has done a total U turn, at which point I thought it had come free, then all of a sudden it's 10 metres upstream and under my feet, 2 lb. 15 oz. One all.