We’re in a glorious spell of weather at the moment and I made the most of it by having an enjoyable session on the River Severn in Shropshire.
You can see how I got on via the video below, which, as always, includes some tips.
In addition, with a small chub on the bank, I show the dorsal and anal fins so that you can tell the difference between that species and a dace.
You can see mallard and kestrel in the video. I also spotted the full house of house martin, sand martin, swallow and swift.
With lots of young martins and swallows around, at one stage when a kestrel flew across the river, the latter mobbed the bird of prey.
I fished with a Fox Barbel Special 11’ rod and an Okuma Zeon reel. The 6lb Maxima Chameleon went straight through.
The six-inch hook-length was created by a size 6 Dinsmores shot and a 5mm ESP bead. The cage feeder was a Drennan 15g and the hook a Drennan Super Specialist size 10.
I fished worm on the hook and filled the cage feeder with brown crumb and red maggots.