A Great Sunrise To Start The Day But Was The Fishing As Impressive?

Now that the England-wide lockdown is over, I played football yesterday evening. Under the floodlights, in Bilston, it was great to be back on the pitch.

Having lost 9lb during November, plus no junk food, even though I haven’t played for a month, I felt good.

I was in bed by midnight and awake again at 5.45 a.m. without the need for an alarm. I didn’t need to be up at that time though, so I stayed in bed a little longer before I finally rose.

I’m very busy at the moment, and combined with the fact that my tackle room isn’t anywhere near sorted yet, I’m still doing short sessions with minimal tackle.

You can follow this morning’s trip via the video below.

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

Maxima Chameleon 4lb reel line was joined to 1lb 6oz Ultima Virage fluorocarbon by a loop-to-loop knot.

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

Single maggot was fished on a Drennan Super Specialist size 18 hook.