Winter river fishing success snatched in between work

DOES work always get in the way with your fishing plans? Maybe you can take a leaf out of Dr Mark Everard’s book, and juggle things smartly…

Mark got his hands on big grayling from the River Irfon.

Mark had a work meeting in mid-Wales, but he managed to squeeze in two grayling sessions on the River Irfon.

The move paid off as he extracted four specimens, of 2 lb 6 oz, 2 lb 5 oz, 2 lb 3 oz and 2 lb.

The associate professor from Great Somerford, Wiltshire, is better known for his roach catches in the West Country, earning him the nickname Dr Redfin.

He told Angler’s Mail about his snatched grayling success on the River Irfon.

“I arrived in Wales for a work meeting about 40 minutes early, so I fished the River Irfon and caught a 2 lb 6 oz grayling,” said Mark.

“Suited and booted, I then went for a two-day meeting.

“After the second day of meetings, I decided to fish a couple of hours into dusk, and had another three two-pounders.

“I used my 15 ft Dr Redfin float rod and a centrepin loaded with 5 lb Maxima line.

“That was rigged up with a 2.5 SSG loafer float, a swivel, a 3 lb 8 oz hook link and two red maggots on a size 18 hook.

“I was loosefeeding a handful of maggots each chuck,” explained Mark.

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