One of the benefits of fishing alone is that you have complete flexibility to go when you want and fish for what you like.
Yesterday, I decided to go this morning but with the details depending on when I woke up. That many have been perch fishing on the canal, but as I stirred much later than first light, I went brook fishing instead.
There had been some heavy rain overnight locally and, as you can see from the video, that affected the water clarity.
I re-thought my approach and although I didn’t catch anywhere near my normal tally, at least I didn’t blank.
In the circumstances, five three-spined sticklebacks were a result. It’s all about perspective.
Plus, I was thrilled to see a kingfisher so close, even if I’m competing with it as far as fish are concerned.
The tackle I fished with was as follows: Poachers Pocket mini-rod and reel.
Reel line was 4lb Maxima Chameleon, leading to Ultima Virage 1lb 6oz fluorocarbon, joined by a loop-to-loop knot.
I free-lined and the hook was a Drennan Super Specialist micro barbed size 18. Bait was a single white maggot.