Speed-Fishing For Sticklebacks – Targeting The Species By Design

Across both fresh and salt water, we have three species of stickleback in the UK. Defined by the number of spines, they are three-spined, nine-spined and fifteen-spined.

It was the first that I caught in this session, where I deliberately targeted the mini-species. You can follow the bank-side action via the video below. It was so hectic, it really was speed-fishing.

In addition, I mention the floats and that’s the video below that I’m referring to. It was seven years ago, I didn’t think it was that long when it came to mind. Time flies.

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.

The float was hand-made and the hook was a Drennan Super Specialist micro barbed size 18. Bait was a single red maggot.