Stickleback Fishing On A Tiny Brook – Effects Of Heavy Rain On Angling Venues

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.


  1. Interesting to see the Kingfisher in the area you have described. With your description on how far away it is from any other water, you’re not fishing the brook that I thought you were. Tight lines.

    1. You wouldn’t know this one, it’s not in the area as such. Just a tiny brook that no one would really pay any attention to at all for anything, never mind fishing.
      Thrilled to see the kingfisher and pleasantly surprised.