One of the principles that I live by is to make the most of every opportunity available. That applies in life in general but certainly as far as angling is concerned. On this occasion I had an hour and a half up to dark and I chose to head to the Staffs/Worcs Canal.
Nothing unusual in that, of course, but on this occasion I fished with a single red maggot over loose maggots. Normally I have a worm on a size 10 hook and I’m targeting perch. However, a change is as good as a rest and all that, so I fancied casting my net wider, so to speak.
My set-up was a standard one that you will be aware of if you follow my blog entries on a regular basis. A quiver tip rod is already made-up so it’s nice and easy once you get to the water’s edge.
Maxima Chameleon 4lb line went straight through to the hook, a Drennan Super Specialist size 18. A 3.5g lead was kept away from the hook by a small shot and bead, with the hook length about six inches.
I fished an open stretch just under the rod tip. It was a busy session with three species of fish on the bank. Nothing spectacular but I enjoyed it, and as I so often write, that’s what angling is all about.