I kicked the working week off with an early morning visit to one of the local canals. If that sounds like I’ve got it made, it’s all about flexibility of time; the reality is that I work seven days a week, although of course not eight hours every day.
I don’t mind though and I just make the most of every opportunity that I get to do some fishing, in this instance a short session on a Monday morning.
It’s a fine line between success and failure and I’m happy to say on this occasion that I was just the right side of the line. With water temperature dropping sharply, I was just happy to catch.
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 16 micro barbed hook. Hooklength created by a bead and a size 4 Dinsmores split shot. Lead 1/4 ounce bomb. I fished with red maggot over loose red maggots and brown crumb.