An­gling Times WEL­COME

TUES­DAY JUNE 12 2018

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THE start of the new river sea­son is just a few days away, and I can’t wait to get back on run­ning wa­ter. I’m not alone, ei­ther – re­cent chats with read­ers re­veal that the ex­cite­ment of a new sea­son on the rivers re­minds us all of Christ­mas as a kid, and some even ad­mit­ted that they never sleep well the night be­fore open­ing day!

This year couldn’t be more per­fect as June 16 falls on Satur­day morn­ing, giv­ing us all plenty of time to get out on the bank and soak up a full week­end of river ac­tion.

I drive over the River Nene on the way to the An­gling Times of­fice ev­ery day and I’ve been stop­ping on the way to have a look at a few likely stretches over the past few weeks.

The weed which of­ten chokes the river in its mid­dle reaches doesn’t seem to have got go­ing yet, and there’s even a de­cent amount of flow.

That means that run­ning a float down­stream won’t be like tak­ing part in a slow-mo­tion slalom race as it can be later in the sum­mer – all the more rea­son to get out early in the sea­son!

To help you make the most of ‘Su­per Satur­day’ (and Sun­day if you’re lucky enough!), this week’s bumper An­gling Times has all the ad­vice you need to suc­ceed, in­clud­ing 50 bril­liant tips from river leg­end Dave Har­rell, who starts his new weekly col­umn to­day.

Plus, we’ve got great ad­vice on where to head for, the right baits to take, and the best species to tar­get at the start – I hope you en­joy the new sea­son!

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