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Tench, crucians, carp and bream for me. Made a start yesterday with my first couple of tench and bream this year. The lakes generally keep me occupied until the winter, but I’ve promised myself a much earlier start on the rivers this year.
ps. the Drennan 10/11ft Carp Feeder Combo rod is one of their Series 7 rods and is, I now notice, still available. Really nice little rod, but I always reach for the Matchpro first if a 12 footer is usable. It really is great rod and a joy to use.
Been using a 12ft Drennan Matchpro Medium Feeder with glass tips for my winter chubbing for many years. Still love it for smaller rivers. Drennan still sell them which probably says a lot for it. More recently acquired a 10/11ft Carp Feeder Combo for even smaller streams, a little softer but...
That bite rate sounds like our fishing on the Pat's and the Loddon nowadays Graham, although the Wey chub fishing is proving more reliable, albeit with smaller fish. Can't have everything in one place I suppose.
Still very nice fishing Graham. I'm sure the other species will come. I've managed 16 tincas over the past two weeks, only up to 4-08, but good fun on a lightish tip rod and a good start given the weather we've been having. Good luck!
Rightly or wrongly, I prefer good Goretex or equivalent jackets from the likes of Cotswold rather than stuff from the tackle trade, but like Steve Reed I am also seeking some good quality salopettes, so I'd also be grateful if anyone could recommend any.