Rivers on fire!!!
Barbel ,chub and carp promise best sport for years!!
Anglers look set to enjoy a bumper start to the river season, with running water venues across the country reported to be in the ‘best condition for many years’.
Like thousands of other fishermen awaiting June 16, some of the sport’s biggest names have been walking the banks of their favourite stretches, witnessing perfect water levels, healthy weed growth, and shoals of big barbel, chub, carp and silvers. Angling times columnist Des Taylor and river fishing legend Dave Harrell both revealed that the River Severn is in the ‘best nick in recent memory’ and expect huge numbers of barbel and chub for specimen anglers, plus bulging mixed nets for those visiting the famous waterway in the opening week. Des said: “I haven’t seen the Severn in such fine conditions this for a very long time – it just looks full of life, and I know the fish will be on the feed big time. I’ve spoken to friends throughout the country and they’re saying exactly the same about their local stretches.” Further north, anglers on the mighty River Trent are also confident of great opening weekend catches being made by match, specimen and pleasure rods alike.
Taken from angling times issue 3061
With this in mind why not start the season as you mean to go on with the perfect river fishing rod at only HALF price!!
Supplied with 3 separate, Avon style top sections rated at 1.5lb, 1.75lb and 2lb test curves, this configuration allows the angler to tailor the rod to suit the venue and conditions. For targeting barbel or chub in low and clear conditions, the 1.5lb top will give maximum sport while providing enough power to safely subdue large fish once hooked. If fishing snaggy venues, or tackling big commercial pool carp or hard fighting tench from weed choked gravel pits, the 1.75lb is ideal. Alternatively, when the rivers are bank high and ripping through, the 2lb top will fish a lead and large bait down the edge. It is also ideal for baggin' waggler use on carp pools, surface fishing with a controller float and even dead baiting for zander.
Each rod comes with the following features:-
- § High modulus carbon blanks, with powerful butt section.
- § Full cork handles with EVA screw down top section.
- § Screw winch reel seat.
- § Low profile SIC lined rings.
- § Laser etched Sonik butt cap