Fishing During Storm Callum (991)

A recent trend in meteorological circles has been to give storms a name. Back in the day we used to say, it’s very windy today. Now we have personalised weather and today it was the turn of Callum to pay us a visit.

Heading for one of the local canals late afternoon, I set up next to a lock. I enjoy fishing spots like that for fish reasons, but also on this occasion it was due to the fact that there were no trees in the immediate area.

At all times we need to be careful when fishing by trees but especially so during periods of stormy weather. Much of it is common sense but sometimes it’s easy to forget the potential dangers that are out there.

Thankfully it may not be a common occurrence but search the internet and you will find examples of people killed by falling trees. Whatever the odds may be, and they are long, make sure as much as possible, without becoming paranoid about it all, that you don’t become a statistic.

Back to the session today and you can watch a short video that I produced below.



The tackle used was as follows:  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.

Then after fishing, I got home to my granddaughter who is staying over with us tonight. I often miss her due to football on Friday evenings but with no TNS FC game this weekend, that wasn’t the case today.