Even On The Coldest Of Days, As Long As Your Bait’s In The Water, You’ve Got A Chance

The heading says it all, really. Regardless of the conditions, you’ll never have a chance of catching unless you go fishing.

After scraping the windshield, and spraying lots of de-icer, I set off for a section of local canal.

Location is very important during the conditions that we have at the moment, and on this occasion I fished the boat channel in a wider section.

It’s where I’ve caught bream before, in the winter, and the deeper and wider nature of the spot makes it a fish-holding area.

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

Maxima Chameleon 4lb reel line joined 1lb 6oz Ultima Virage fluorocarbon, via a loop-to-loop knot, and the hook length was created by a 5mm bead and a size 6 shot.

The lead was a 1/4 ounce bomb. 

Single red maggot was fished on a Drennan Super Specialist size 18 hook, fished over red maggots and brown crumb.