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RedhillPhil

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I'm off to a club section of the river Arun tomorrow. I'm liable to get a trifle damp if the weather forecast is accurate but this drop of rain should just freshen it up nicely. "They" tell me I should be seeing Roach, Chub and Dace. That'll do me. I had a stroll along the stretch last Monday
 

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davej1981

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What section of the arun is it? I fished the section at wisbrough green many years ago as a youngster in matches. I never did any good but there were always reasonable catches of roach and dace with the odd chub. Further along at stopham bridge ive heard theres a few more chub
 

RedhillPhil

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Well I know that I'm not that bad a fisherman but.......
perhaps the river just had an off day. I settled down in a swim that may as well had a sign marked "loads of fish here" it looked so good. It wasn't.
Loads of Bleak, a few little Roach and some Chublets. I did hook and lose in some old wooden pilings what was undoubtedly a good Chub. I moved to another likely looking swim mid morning. The Bleak were bigger, the Roach were the same size as were the Chublets and two Perch made a surprise appearance. Moving to a third swim was no improvement other than adding a few Gudgeon. Total weight for 07.15 to 17.45 was probably circa 5lb.
Gutted, totally disappointed. It looked so good, it really did.
 

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Well you caught, so in taht sense the visit has to be worthwhile. Could there be some potential? I would have been tempted to go back at some point
 

RedhillPhil

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I might very well go back next week for more punishment.
 

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Chub definitely seem to know how to find snags! Good luck getting a few next time. Maybe try target them with worm? :)
 
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