Had half an hour on the river rolling meat today on my way home from work (sort of ;) ).
River was low and clear so I found a really deep pool and just let the meat bounce about. Only take was from this, put a nice bend in my drennan big feeder rod. At 1lb 12oz, it's only a pup but this is the first I've ever had from the river. I know of another caught this season as well. Yes, they can be annoying, but they are an interesting creature and interesting to see if they will make a return from the recent decimation in stocks !