Bonus Chub For Stewart

Drennan’s Stewart Moss caught this hand­some chub recently while actu­ally fishing for barbel on the River Nene.


The chub weighed just under 5lb and was one of sev­eral that could not resist a CC Moore’s Meteor boilie hair-rigged to a Drennan Super Specialist Barbel  hook and a standard leger setup. Despite using ‘over-gunned’ tackle, the chub were so ravenous a number were hooked by acci­dent – a slight problem for the spe­cialist angler in that each one causes unwel­come dis­turb­ance in a swim. This is gen­er­ally undesir­able when large, wary barbel are the quarry! However, with care on the part of the angler this can also be a plus, since the feeding activity of sev­eral, hungry com­peting chub can actu­ally attract barbel into the swim.

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Brace of River Pike For Steve Crowe

Norwich based Steve Crowe, had a fant­astic brace of pike during a weekend
ses­sion on a Norfolk river.


The smal­lest of the ses­sion was 19lb 6oz, which was fol­lowed by an even bigger fish of 21lb 6oz. Both of the fish were caught on roach baits using a simple float setup con­sisting of 45lb E-Sox Piker Braided Reel Line, Piker float and E-Sox Super Trace Pike Wire.

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Three Out Of Three For Drennan Oxford

Drennan Oxford have con­tinued an impressive win­ning streak in the Oxford divi­sion of the Angling Trust Winter League.

Round Two was held on the River Thames on the Medley, Channel and Folly sec­tions. With the river finally holding some much needed colour and a bit of pace, everyone was won­dering if the big roach would show and whether Medley’s bream pop­u­la­tion would put in an appear­ance. Although the big weights of bream failed to mater­i­alise there was still plenty of small fish to be caught in all bar one section.

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