We will be moving into our new house in France next month. The property includes about 80m frontage onto the river Isle, which is a tributary of the Dordogne. It holds trout in the upper reaches, roach, chub and barbel in the middle reaches and large carp and cats in the lower reaches.
Where we are it is about 20m wide and quite fast and shallow. It is probably around the bottom of the trout section and the top of the barbel section.
It has been many years since I have had access to this type of river so it will be a bit of a learning curve.
The slow lower reaches for the cats and carp are easy enough, it is the barbel and chub bit that's new.
I thought to start with something like a maggot feeder or basic Groundbait feeder with corn, worm etc. The fish will never have been exposed to pellets or boilies. This should let me find out what's in there.
I am not able to rove far and I can't stand for long, so trotting is difficult but I would like to try.
Any other ideas for the best way to approach it would be welcomed.