Chub. A Good Start to 2022

Truly

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Out on the Nene this morning, travelling light and hoping for Chub.
Nene was flowing at pace, lots of colour with a brisk downstream wind. I fished a 1oz bomb, which barely held bottom. Size 8 longshank hook with crushed barb and luncheon meat the size of my thumb.
There was quite a lot of small pieces of shredded weed that gave false knocks until it built up enough to cause a false drop-back, so lots of concentration needed to spot the real bites.
I caught this 3.1lbs Chub that put up one heck of a fight in the flow. Beautiful wild fish in pristine condition and my PB so far. Good start to the new year. (y) :D

01.01.22 Nassington Chub 3.1lbs..JPG
 

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A nice way to start the year well done 👍🏻

Did well to hold bottom with 1oz would need at least 3oz to hold here atm I’d have thought as it just keeps raining!
 

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Great stuff. Ill be having my first crack at the river chub for 2022 tomorrow.
 

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Lovely looking chub that Squire, well done on managing to fish with a 1 Oz lead. (y)

Keep saying to myself, must get out for a roving session after chub on the Trent.
 

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Only 40 minutes drive for me, is it a day ticket stretch ?
 

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Lovely looking chub that Squire, well done on managing to fish with a 1 Oz lead. (y)

Keep saying to myself, must get out for a roving session after chub on the Trent.
Thanks @Scribe . I would like to wax lyrical and say that I balanced the weight to the flow blah blah etc. 🤥. Truth is that the 1oz bomb is the heaviest I possess and I didn't want to use a feeder.:rolleyes::oops:
 

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Don't think I have any leads under 3 Oz for the Trent. :D
 

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Nassington to Elton footbridge. (y)
Not fished Elton ironbridge as I used to know it as since I was a kid, well done.
Do you ever fish church, remember that as a chub hotspot when you get, any idea where abouts CE is on the nene ?
 
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