Six Species Of Fish On An Upper Severn Angling Session After Work

As well as my work-related gear, as I loaded the car in the morning I also added some fishing tackle. Fortunately, I do have safe parking at work so that’s not an issue.

Once everything had been completed – covering players in the gym, a game against Salford City, post-match interview, videos, setting up TNS Radio for the new season – it was off to the River Severn.

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I caught six species of fish on the session: 30 chub, 12 dace, 10 bleak, 10 roach, 3 gudgeon, 1 minnow. Not bad for a quick visit.

I fished with the following tackle: Fox Barbel Specialist 1.5 test curve rod and a Shimano DL2500FA reel. 

The reel was loaded with 4lb Maxima Chameleon straight through to a Drennan Super Specialist size 18 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 1/3 ounce flat lead above the bead.

I fished with a single maggot on the hook and fed balls of brown crumb laced with mixed maggots.

7 Comments

  1. Hi Stewart this book is getting rave reviews. The Gospel of the Eels A Father, a Son and the World’s Most Enigmatic Fish
    Patrik Svensson, Agnes Broomé (translator)
    Hardback (20 Aug 2020) | English I am fascinated by eels my brother John though equates them with snakes , he hates them

    1. Indeed, Clive. One of the club’s I’m in had a species hunt recently. I was looking forward up getting involved but it dropped on the weekend I went back to work.
      I’m thinking of doing my own though at some point in the future.

  2. Hi Stewart I may be wrong? but I can`t recollect you having a session after the eel this Summer. I guess there is still time if September is fairly warm. Tight lines.

    1. Hello, Dave. You’re correct, in fact I haven’t been eel for a while.
      Too many things on the wish-list but not enough days in the week!
      Maybe next year now!

      1. Hi Stewart this book is getting rave reviews.
        The Gospel of the Eels A Father, a Son and the World’s Most Enigmatic Fish
        Patrik Svensson, Agnes Broomé (translator)
        Hardback (20 Aug 2020) | English
        Eels fascinate me, my brother John though hates them, he hates snakes as well so maybe he connects the two. Yes, I appreciate so little time so much to do. tight Lines

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