Lee Chatfield recently enjoyed a day trotting on the River Avon in Hampshire
targeting some of the stretches big chub.
With the river level and colour fining down nicely, the Hampshire Avon was almost perfect for trotting, apart from the cold northerly wind.
It turned out to be a real red-letter day for Lee, landing 12 chub, 8 over 4lb 11oz and the biggest of the session tipping the scales round 6lb 6oz. A great fish by any one’s standards, especially on the float.
“They were all caught on red maggot, which I fed 6 pints of throughout the day to draw them upstream and to keep them competing for food,” explained Lee.
The all-important extra length of the 15ft MatchPro Ultralight rod provides much-improved line and float control at distance. This allows you to keep more line off the water, to control a float better when trotting at long range and to pick up line more effectively on the strike.