My working life, in terms of tasks and hours, is anything but orthodox.
Due to the nature of modern media at a professional football club, although you plan ahead, in reality a lot happens randomly and without warning.
Not that I’m complaining about that, far from it.
Although the working lifestyle I have wouldn’t be everyone’s choice, it suits me.
I don’t mind the unsociable hours and the fact that I spread across all seven days in the week, because there’s also flexibility.
Yes, today I was up early and working (from home) and I didn’t finish until well after 7.00 p.m.
However, sandwiched in between, I went fishing. You can’t do that if you have a regular 9-5 job.
The fishing itself was good, considering the conditions.
It’s still very cold and that’s where you need to think your session through carefully, not only in terms of species but also venue and tactics as well.
I was on a pool, pursuing roach with a single maggot on a size 18 hook.
The tackle used was as follows:
Greys Prodigy 12’ rod and a Shimano 3500 reel loaded with Maxima Chameleon 4lb line.
There was 4 feet length of 3lb 8oz Drennan Team England joined by a loop-to-loop knot.
The float was a 0.6g Drennan Crystal Waggler.
The hook was a Drennan Super Specialist size 18.
I fished two rod lengths out in four feet of water over a sloppy brown crumb mix and loose maggots.