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Anglers Mail - - Anglers -

The stream is ex­tremely low and clear, fol­low­ing a re­cent dry spell. The fish I can see are skit­tish, with shoals of roach and small chub spook­ing at any heavy foot­fall.

Luck­ily, there are some ar­eas where I can get down to the water with­out mak­ing too much noise. In the first swim I try, a chub shows an in­ter­est in my mi­cro jig, but a feisty perch dashes out from cover and ‘nails’ it.

Af­ter cast­ing as tight to fea­tures as pos­si­ble, the best way to work mi­cro grubs is to bounce them slowly across the bot­tom, by twitch­ing the rod tip in be­tween half turns of the reel han­dle, with oc­ca­sional pauses of a sec­ond or less.

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