Back in the UK for a few days and the opportunity to have a walk along my favourite section of river close to our home in Longworth. It seems ages since I had the 2012 chub and barbel campaign. I remember thinking then that maybe the great chub fishing was going to be coming to an end soon as there were few small chub about (crayfish the likely factor). So I fear the river is perhaps a shadow of what it was when I fished there lots.
But I did take with me a loaf of bread and was able to bring some chub to the surface to take pieces of crust, so some fish are there still.
I still haven't sorted out some fishing in France, but maybe that will occur this summer / autumn