Perhaps they looked at Wikepedia for their reasoning behind the hoary old 1st October chestnut?
Several sharp knocks on the long rage joey before a flat spot in the waves as the bait was picked up properly by a crocodillian fish of about 5lbs length but not weight, a fish that previously been treated to a good scuffing on the bank.
Speaking of chestnuts...
Bivvy boy into a very nice common
And the view from my brolly
Ended up loaning my net to the bivvy boy's mucker as he already had a big fish in the net.
The fish rolling over the net went 28+
And the "smaller" one looked like this.
And home in time for tea. And wet smelly stuff all over the "study" (would have been wetter without a brolly, don't usually take it if I am on the river and moving about).