It was a very cold day today and I had to scrape ice off the car windshield at 1.15 p.m. before I could set off for the river.
It became even colder as we hit darkness.
So much so, in fact, that I had to stop fishing an hour in as the rod rings kept freezing.
In between, I had a few taps but nothing on the bank.
There’s more in the video, including the heading explained.
Tackle was a Fox Barbel Special 11’ rod and an Okuma Zeon reel.
6lb Maxima Chameleon on the reel went straight through.
The six-inch hook-length was created by a size 6 Dinsmores shot and a 5mm ESP bead.
A Drennan Super Specialist size 6 hook and a 1/4 ounce bomb completed the set-up.
I fished with bread, off overhanging willow trees, and put bread mash/brown crumb out as attractor.