Well, I am almost like a broken record, bigging up the small essex river that is the River Crouch. I took a mate down there one evening to try and get him a few river fish, as it’s all very new to him, with my recent run on the Crouch, I was quite confident I would get him a fish or two.
My usual tactics on this bit of river for both us, with the sheer amount of roach and dace, bread is kind on this river. A light link ledger, long hook length, and a nice bit of bread flake! Simplicity at it’s best!
I started quickly with a nice tidy roach on the first few casts, which is a nice catch, I could now focus a bit more on getting Harry to get a few fish!
Although, I did miss a few bites I arguably should be hitting with the size of them! It wasn’t much longer before Harry got his first, a lovely Rudd, which we didn’t manage a photo! (It is in the video further down!)
He was chuffed with this, however for him, it was going to get a lot better, with a fish which frankly, surprised me a little bit!
He had a much bigger bite and hooked into a good fish, on landing and inspection, it turned out again to be a fantastic Roach..okay okay, it’s not a record or close. However for this tiny little river, a roach of this size, is a very big fish!
These small river really do have some surprises…so, get out and fish them!
Hope you guys enjoyed this quick blog! If you do, check out the video on this session below, and if you enjoy that, please subscribe!