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Jakk

BRRRR, river fishing in the snow

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Mr TightBud came down for the weekend and we went chubbing this afternoon on the river Kennet. :stoned:

We had a very cold night down here and awoke to see a dusting of snow on the ground, The chub weren't playing and we only stayed for a couple of hours but it was nice to get out and scenery looked stunning. :ouch:

We saw lots of Robins and had 4 of them in one swim eating the bread I was feeding them, they are getting fat on all the bread I been giving them over the last few weeks.

I had a great weekend, cheers TB and thanks for getting me stoned mate :wink:

Some pics of a cold winter river

Waiting for the chub to bite

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One of those fat Robins :wink:

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How cold? :stoned:

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cracking use of that robin to disguise the fag packet :stoned: I hope you picked it up?

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Some horsey people enjoying the snow

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cracking use of that robin to disguise the fag packet :wink: I hope you picked it up?

Aye, that was there when we arrived, we got a lovely piece of river like that and people leave all their crap on the banks when they go, I did pick it up before we left the swim :stoned:

A different swim

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That is a classic chub hole under there, they live a deep hole under neath that tree trunk, we rolled a bait into the hole a few times but they were not having it today

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What were you using for bait ?

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What were you using for bait ?

We tried bread flake, cheese paste and garlic flavoured meat. No loose feed today, I know the fish are there so if they are hungry they will take your bait, not today though :rofl:

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bread is a top bait for chubbing this time of year but I wouldn't leave home without my lobs, saved me from blanking loads of times.

Joe.

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On the telly they used minced beef and lamprey and pre-baited the swims.

It wasn't quite as cold though.

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Another trick I use this time of the year is to use a taped up feeder with chopped worm inside so only the juices escape with a large lob on the hook. Sometimes I nip the end of the lob sometimes I crank a bubble into it.

Joe

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really lovely lookin pics it makes u want to go out an fish until u remeber how feckin cold it is

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Man alive that looks cold, can't say I'm jealous of your day but I'm glad you had a good'un :rofl:

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really lovely lookin pics it makes u want to go out an fish until u remeber how feckin cold it is

Snap :rofl:

I was almost ready to cycle down and see what the local river looked like ...

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bread is a top bait for chubbing this time of year but I wouldn't leave home without my lobs, saved me from blanking loads of times.

Joe.

I agree, I catch most of my cold weather chub on big a lump of bread flake on a size 4 hook. Lobs are good bait too, its been to cold to go and collect them for weeks now, my local tackle shop don't sell them

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