I May Have Woken Up In A New Bed But Some Things Never Change

It was nice going to bed in our new home yesterday, but as it is a working day (at Park Hall) today, I was still up nice and early.

My dog, Twinkle, has settled in well and I put her in the kitchen where she spent the night.

Letting her out into the garden, although it was still dark, there was a blackbird singing and carrion crows calling.

On the way to work, I had my gear in the boot and I stopped off on a canal to do some fishing.

It was very slow but I still managed to catch and it was roach that I targeted on this occasion, as opposed to the perch I’ve been after recently.

The area around the canal was very muddy and I went to work quite grubby.

After the press conference with The New Saints’ manager, Scott Ruscoe, though, it’s filming on the training pitch, so no issues.

I fished with a Greys G Lite spinning rod (4-8lb) and a Shimano DL2500FA reel. 

Maxima Chameleon 4lb line went straight through to a Drennan Super Specialist size 16 hook.

I would have gone for a lighter hook-length usually, but as time was very tight and it was just a short visit, I stayed with the set-up as it was already made-up.

The hook length was created by a 5mm bead and a size 6 shot. The lead was a 1/4 ounce bomb. 

I fished with single white maggot and fed mixed maggots / brown crumb.