Another short session on the Staffs/Worcs Canal proved to be shorter than I intended due to getting caught up in work-related traffic. I don’t know why they call it the ‘rush hour’ though because it lasts longer than sixty minutes and no-one does any rushing.
Anyway, I eventually made it to the water’s edge and having a made-up rod with me helped as I was able to start fishing very quickly. I caught a number of perch in the time that I was there, nothing big but great fun and that’s what angling should be all about.
The last time I cast out was in the estuary at Rhyl, this time I was on the canal with a totally different set-up. For me though, it’s all fishing and it doesn’t matter what discipline I’m engaged in, the venue or the species targeted. It’s all fishing and it’s all good.
As you can see from one of the fish in the lead image, I used worm on the hook. I loose fed red maggots. The spot where I fished was next to a lock and I have been there before. In fact, I’ve had some good perch on previous visits so there’s always the added incentive of that whenever I decide to head for that particular swim.
Tackle used: John Wilson Masterline Debut quiver tip rod. Shimano 2500 DL2500FA reel. Maxima Chameleon 4lb mainline. Drennan Super Specialist size 8 micro barbed hook. Hooklength created by Korda shok bead and a size 4 Dinsmores split shot. Lead 1/4 ounce bomb.