Catching Three-Spined Sticklebacks By Design

If you follow my angling adventures on a fairly regular basis, then you’ll know I’ve been enjoying fishing small brooks for sticklebacks.

Angling is like life in general, you can never have too much of a good thing.

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 nipped a size 4 shot on the line and the hook was a Drennan Super Specialist micro barbed size 18. Bait was a single white maggot.