Back-To-Back Angling Sessions As Storm Diana Hits The Country (1048)

With Storm Diana hitting the nation, it didn’t stop me from getting out. In fact I did two sessions in the morning. Granted, they were both very short, but nevertheless I fished twice.

Working from home, I was up well before first light and then after the work and school traffic had died down, I set off for the brook that has featured in a couple of my recent blog entries.

With rainfall hitting the area in the previous two days and the brook flowing through an urban setting, the colour of the water didn’t look too good. Whatever is on the roads gets washed into the water.

Nevertheless I did catch. Just the one fish but it was a decent chub, well certainly as far as the venue is concerned. It was a very pleasant surprise indeed to hook into it. I couldn’t see what it was until I netted it so I did have initial hopes of a very big roach.

Apart from that the brook was lifeless though, so I set off for home and visited a canal on the way. Using the same set-up, I caught several perch. Nothing big but all great fun and as I often write, that’s what it’s all about.

The tackle that I fished with was as follows: John Wilson Masterline Debut quiver tip rod. Shimano 2500 DL2500FA reel. Maxima Chameleon 4lb mainline. Drennan Super Specialist size 18 micro barbed hook. Hooklength created by a bead and a size 4  Dinsmores split shot. Lead 1/4 ounce bomb.

Bait was a single red maggot and I loose fed the same. Water temperature on the canal was 8.0C.

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