I won’t deny it, I’m certainly enjoying the lifestyle that has come with being on furlough. The obvious benefit is that I’ve been able to do much more quality fishing. I could get used to this. I have.
The latest trip was to an estate lake that has featured regularly since the middle of June, when it opened its doors to anglers again.
I only had a short evening session but it was very productive. Before we realise it, summer will be on the way out and we’ll be looking forward to next spring to do some tench fishing.
You can follow the session via the video below. In addition, there’s a nature clip of a great mullein as well as reference to the English Championship and an email that I sent while I was fishing.
The tackle that I fished with was as follows: Fox Barbel Special 11’ 1.5 test curve rod and an Okuma Zeon reel.
The reel was loaded with 6lb Maxima Chameleon, with a six-inch hook-length of 5lb Drennan Team England, created by a size 10 swivel and a bead. Above that was a 1/4 ounce lead.
The bait was a corn-shaped sinker boilie hair-rigged to a size 10 Drennan Boilie Hook. I loose fed brown crumb and corn.
I also ended the session with fish caught on tutti frutti corn-shaped popper boilies. They’re identical to the sinker boilies, with the obvious difference in the title.