Encroaching reeds on the inside of the bend limiting landing spots without chesties so didn't feel had covered aĺl of the likely areas. Worked down the straight past these alders and willow.
Altered by the bait runner to a pike making back upriver with the half-joey. Saved most of it's effort for a couple of head shaking tail walks at the net. Around 3-4 lbs and some healed otter scars to flank and tail.
Next take was less dramatic, several bobs of the poly ball before it moved into the flow. Much more spirited resistance from this fish, probably a pound or so bigger and with the pug snout quite common on this stretch.