When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Fishing

We’re in a spell of very harsh weather at the moment.

Although I’ve had three blanks on the bounce, I was confident that I’d catch this morning.

I even said to my wife, if I don’t get something, divorce me.

I almost said, shoot me, but I wasn’t quite that confident.

The three fish-less sessions were all on stillwaters, and I felt it was important to get on some flowing water, for the reason I mention in the video.

Fishing a brook, I knew it was close enough to the source to not be in flood. It still had a fair amount of water in it though.

I like fishing in the snow and that was the case this morning.

It was only a short session but that’s the beauty of local venues.

I caught as well, with stickleback by design on the bank.

I’m just thrilled to have brought my run of blanks to an end.

The tackle I fished with was as follows: Poachers Pocket mini-rod and reel. 

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

The hook was a Kamasan 982 size 18 and I free-lined a single white maggot.