I had a trip down to the big smoke last Saturday, the better half was spending a day shopping in the west end so after a couple of earlier emails to Keith Arthur from Sky Sports I was heading to a stretch nr Heathrow at Laleham. Apparently the upper and lower part of the stretch sandwiched between the M3 & M25 were the deepest and the centre section shallower and good for the float, due to the weather cooling off prior to my visit I chose to fish the lower part of the section by the M3. With the traffic and the many aircraft from Heathrow it was hardly a quiet day!
My first fish came halfway through the afternoon and was a Perch of around 1/2lb, it was then another quiet spell until the sun dipped behind the trees and the last hour resulted in another 4 Perch to just under a pound. The far bank looked very Chubby to me but either they weren't at home or if so they weren't playing out!
Although it wasn't a fish filled day I enjoyed my first visit on the Thames and I am sure that I will be back to try again soon.