Especially With Lure Angling, It’s A Fine Line Sometimes – Today’s Session On The Staffordshire/Worcestershire Canal

I had planned a short lure outing this morning, prior to church, but wasn’t sure whether to fish a canal or a pool.

However, heavy overnight rain settled it for me, as I knew the latter would be coloured, due to a brook that feeds it.

So, the Staffs/Worcs Canal it was. It was my usual tackle approach, and that’s listed below,

By its nature, you’re immediately narrowing your target species when you go lure fishing.

Plus, it’s a very specific method, and when you throw in the fact that I’m usually doing a short session anyway, there’s always the possibility you won’t catch.

That wasn’t the case today though, although it was just the one fish that saw me end up on the right side of the line.

There’s more in the accompanying video.

The tackle I fished with was as follows: Fox Rage Ultron drop shot rod, Fox Rage Ultron 2500 reel, 10lb Sunline braid on reel. 

Drennan Double Strength 10lb (1.5 metres) joined to the braid with a small swivel.

Micro jig head 1g size 6 hook. Glider 2 inch rubber fish. All knots (3) blood knots.