Angling Inspirations, Thoughts And Tips From The Water’s Edge – Bream And Perch On The Bank

Another day and another early morning start on a Black Country canal. I’ve been fishing next to locks in recent sessions and I continued that this time as well.

I caught the one bream, that you can see in the lead image, as well as smaller perch. All were caught on worm over bread crumb and dead red maggots.

I fished with the following tackle: Fox Barbel Specialist 11’ quiver tip 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 10 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.