Here’s a brace winter chub caught from the River Thame on Sunday 17th January just as the river was dropping off after the floods.
Dave Lyne (left) weighed in at 4lb and 3lb, with Ian Horrocks’ (right) landing at 2lb and 4lb 8oz.
The Xmas match was fished on Sunday 19th December with 23 anglers attending what was to be a fairly good day for December. Do bear in mind that the river is normally in the fields or frozen by now so to fish the match at all is a minor miracle and to have so much support was awesome.
The river was slightly up on normal and had a brown cloudy colour.
I set up a waggler on a peg between the Crendon Road Bridge and the By-pass bridge. Fishing slightly under depth with maggot as bait and a regular feed of loose maggots I started to catch a number of small roach and bleak. After about 40 minutes the float went under and I felt a strong pull on the rod.
On the last match of the season Martin Chown fished peg 46 in the laundry field and recorded the best winning weight for a number of years.