First Fish Of 2019 And Making The Most Of Every Opportunity (1074)

I started the New Year how I intend to finish it – on the bank. Up before first light – one of the benefits of not drinking alcohol – I was fishing just as the day started to break. I decided to spend my time on a small brook, one which has featured previously in my blog.

I caught small roach, and then after a short time, set off for home as it was a working day and I was off to Wales for a football game. On the way home though, passing by a canal I couldn’t resist a diversion to do some more angling. With small perch it meant that I had not only two sessions to my name on January 1 but also two species of fish.

You can watch the session via the video below and 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.