Over­looked wa­ters can pro­vide great sport

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH SOUTH -

THEY are of­ten ne­glected by the ma­jor­ity of UK an­glers, but small rivers and trib­u­taries can pro­vide some of the most sim­ple but ex­cit­ing sport there is.

By car­ry­ing just a rod, a net and a lit­tle bait, the ad­ven­tur­ous an­gler can stalk species like chub and barbel without the need for hours of prepa­ra­tion and ex­pen­sive gear. There are miles of rivers to be ex­plored. Here are four top stretches in your re­gion:

Carl Smith took this fine barbel from the Colne.

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