Brute of a Brown Trout took offence at my Hart Absolut Minnow as I bounced it back towards me, with the flow. After a little walk around Newbury town centre together, we exchanged pleasantries and she went on her way again.
Braved the extreme cold today for 30 minutes while visiting Newbury. Wasn't hopeful but I was gagging to try out some of my new lures. I fished a 3" Reins Bubbling Shad in Marble Chart Orange, Texas with a 3.5g brass cone weight. Only managed a dozen casts before my hands froze but got a couple of follows from a decent trout and landed this little Pike. Great fun on the LRF gear. I will be back!