NEWS RE­PORTER CHRIS HAY­DON:

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

Tackle

“I would ad­vise keep­ing your kit to a min­i­mum when vis­it­ing the stretch at Kell­aways, as you will then be able to move eas­ily and cover more of the river.

“I bring a 12ft wag­gler rod and an Avon Quiver rod. This pretty much cov­ers you for any sit­u­a­tion you may face.

“Due to the snaggy na­ture of the swims I’d rec­om­mended reel lines no lighter than 4lb – chub love div­ing for snags and you never know when you may hook a bar­bel.”

Bait

“When go­ing for a net of sil­vers you can’t beat hemp, cast­ers and mag­gots. I stay clear of any ground­bait un­less the river is high and coloured.

“If go­ing for the larger chub, bread is by far the best bait I have used – it’s cheap and easy for those quick evening ses­sions.

Tac­tics

“A num­ber of swims along the stretch are suited to trot­ting, and this is the best way to build a bag of sil­vers.

“For the chub and bar­bel a light feeder or straight lead is the best ap­proach. Rov­ing be­tween swims is vi­tal as the big­ger fish will not hang around for long once they be­come aware of your pres­ence. If you are af­ter preda­tory species, rov­ing with small jigs can be deadly for jack pike and perch.”

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