Chub fishing on the middle Severn and a close encounter with a kingfisher

It’s nice to talk fishing but you can never beat doing it, of course.

Early afternoon, after my beans on toast lunch, I was on my way to the middle Severn.

With the river dropping nicely during the last week, it was looking good for my first chub session of the month.

Fishing off willows that overhang the river, it’s a favourite swim of mine on that particular stretch.

I’ve also had chub in the six-pounds bracket as well in the past.