A Very Pleasant And Very Enjoyable Afternoon Canal Session

It was a very spring-like day today, and after I did everything that I needed to do, I headed to the local canal for an hour or so up to dark.

You can follow the session via the video below.

I fished with a 9’ John Wilson Masterline Debut rod and a Shimano 3500 reel, loaded with 4lb Maxima Chameleon. 

The lead was a 1/4 ounce bomb, with a size 6 shot and 5mm bead. The hook was a Drennan Super Specialist size 16.

I fished towards a permanently moored boat, with two maggots over mixed maggots and brown crumb.


  1. Hi Stewart,

    I’d just like to say I really enjoy your blog posts and YouTube videos. It’s great to know of a fellow Christian from my local area who is passionate about angling – I’m part of Wall Heath evangelical free church, so I’m sure there are probably some mutual people we know! I have recently got into fishing, so it’s been good to learn a few things from your posts and videos.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen you out and about on the canal near me around Wall Heath and Swindon – next time I see you I’ll say hello!

    Sorry for the long message, but I just wanted to say hello and encourage you in your angling blogs/vlogs :)

    God bless,
    Joe Yates

    1. Hello, Joe. Thanks for the kind words, very much appreciated.
      I don’t live far from Wall Heath, been past the church a few times recently, as it’s being rebuilt!
      Definitely, say hello!
      See you soon!