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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Trent: Notts Anglers Stretch East Bridgford Below Gunthorpe Weir (Cliff new Chub PB)

Cliffy "Billy no mates" tried Notts Anglers beautiful East Bridgeford stetch of the Trent. Parked in the Car park and walked up stream for about 1/4 mile. This is a members only stretch, no day tickets. The Wood Pecker are bloody loud there.

I used 3 oz cage feeder with halibut groundbait, red maggot, 6 mm Halibut pellets and chopped up stewing steak, 5 ft of 5lb flourocarbon leader to a forged 16 hook with a sliver of steak (the size of a maggot) and a red maggot. Cast right in the middle.
Caught the following 3 fish on this rig + a 1 lb chub.
4-11oz chub = NEW PB :-)
5-14 Barbel
and a 4-9oz Chub
I lost 3 probable chub all made straight for hidden snags a couple of rod lengths out, you definitely have to bully them from the off to get them in.
Tried maggot feeder and float fishing with no luck.
Stayed till dusk, had a great day, its a cracking stretch. i will defintley go back.