Arrival time: 10.00
Weather: Very warm for September. 26℃ when I left!
Tackle: Hardy 11' 6" Specimen Avon, Shimano Exage 400RC, link leger, 8lb line, 10 hook
Baits: Spam, bread past.
Fish: Two chub best around 2lb. Lost two fish.
The idea today was to revisit the two spots where I had lost better fish on the previous visit. This time I was equipped with my Hardy Specimen Avon rod. I bought this rod when it was on a very good deal, not wanting to pass over the opportunity to own a Hardy. I had also made a monopod to hold my iPhone for videoing since using a conventional tripod on an overgrown river bank had proved to be difficult. I made it by mounting a tripod ball swivel on an extendable bank stick.
I set up the camera and started to fish the first of the two spots. But, of course, the Gods of fishing decided that I wouldn't get a touch with the video running. After a while I moved to the second spot. Here the plan worked, as I was soon into a chub that weighed in at 2lb. Unfortunately I hadn't framed the video very well and I was largely out of shot. But it was a battling fish that nearly got into the rushes a couple of times and the more powerful rod probably saved the day.