Seven anglers braved the chilly wind and rain on Sunday to take part in a little experiment on the Leadon at Lassington. The EA had suggested an informal match on our lower section might help to clarify the state of the river after the summer pollution. Well the good news is that there are chub in this section and it does look as if the pollution did not affect our bottom stretch.
The fishing was tough though and most of us went bite less so it was with great relief that we learnt that Mike Shrimpton had struck gold in one of the last swims in the first field. Mike landed 2 beautifully conditioned chub to just under 1lbs on trotted red maggot. He also lost 1 other decent fish.
The river was very low and clear for the time of year and there was still a lot of vegetation about. Well that's my excuse anyway!