With the temperature set to scrape 30°C it was too hot for the fish - but I thought I’d give it a whirl - the worst that could happen was I’d get a suntan! First up trying to find some chub in the shade.
After quite a bit of walking I found two that were up for a bit of bread - something was weird with the chub* above, it fought differently, looked odd and felt odd when I picked it up. And red eyes!
Still scorching I turned my attention to catching a barbel, rolling a piece of meat down the little highways between the weed - brilliant to watch them dash out and take a bait in inches of water!
I managed to tempt ten into hitting a bait, loosing 4 of them to hook pulls - and all the ones I landed the barbless hook came out in the net. Best was about 4lb, but great fun in the summer sun!
*Could it be..? I’ve heard of them but never seen one. Fortunately I know a couple of people in the know, and sent them the photos. An extremely rare choach (chub/roach hybrid)... Fantastic!