Although my blog has widened its scope in recent years, I still like to post a fishing-related entry on a Saturday if I can.
That’s where it all started, back in the summer of 2003, when for many years after the launch of my website, it was a weekly post focused on angling.
Up bright and early this morning, I was on the canal for a couple of hours, before the world stirred. You can follow the session below.
In addition, as per the heading, I share my thoughts on the cutting of towpaths and grass verges. I welcome your comments as well, which you can add beneath this post.
I fished with the following tackle: John Wilson Masterline 9’ Debut rod and a Shimano DL2500FA reel.
The reel was loaded with 4lb Maxima Chameleon and this went straight through to a Drennan Super Specialist size 16 hook, which was attached via a blood knot.
A size 6 Dinsmores shot and a 5mm ESP shock bead created the six-inch hook-length, with a 1/4 ounce bomb above the bead.
I fished with double red maggot on the hook and loose fed the same by hand. I caught in both the boat channel and up against the lock.