Re: My last day on the river part 1
Benny, don't get me wrong I do enjoy a day on commercials but my preference is for the river. There is maybe a few reasons, it is, I will say a different challenge, as I have been to commercials that I found hard going, they are not all "easy". I am no great angler though. Strangely I find the river more relaxing, not sure why maybe because it just seems, or is more natural. I do sometimes target particular species but I also often use a catch all bait and see what comes up, you never know, and I like that.
I have been to one or two commercials that are "easy" and sat there catching carp after carp and to be honest I have got fed up with it and put my rod down and put the kettle on for a cuppa and a break, that's why i couldn't get into match fishing it's purely pleasure for me.
My first experiences of fishing and catching fish were on the river as that was where everyone went in those days and maybe those first experiences that got me interested have never left me.
Like you say the catch rate is very different and this seems to have been a tough year this last season but at the end of the day catching fish in a river is not always difficult, finding them is the difficult bit.
As for the chub, yes cheese is generally pretty good as is bread and also worms. Cheers