I had heard some rumours that big chub where sighted in
one section of the stream I fished so I had to investigate.
I spotted the first big chub in the waters of the other syndicate.

When I arrived at my own syndicate water I could spot many
chub in a spot that is usually unfishable due to the current.
With the extreme low summer water table it was now possible
to get a decent drift with the fly.

I hooked one big chub but he broke me off as he immediately
dove into the vegitation.
Only managed some small roach and chub before the midday
sun got to much and activity slowed down to a minimum.

There was one spot left that could yield big fish so I positioned
myself near a rebuild weir where I had caught a big chub earlier
this season.
I had one good shot at a massive chub as it moved under my
klinkhamer fly and was about to inhale it.
At the last moment the chub hesitated and moved off.
I had a go at some other passing chub but none of them
was interested in eating flies.

Out in the windy fields the sun burnt relentlessly.
When my last drinking water was gone and action did not
improve I decided to call it a day.
I headed straight to my favorite pub in the nearby hills
and enjoyed some good food and drink.
(BTW the pancake contained a filling of
mushrooms - chanterelles)

The big chub are out there but catching them is something
different, I will get one though before the year is out.

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