Off To Work, But First, Some Stickleback Fishing

Although I work a lot from home, nevertheless there are times when I do need to go to Park Hall physically.

With three interviews lined up, today is one of those occasions.

Not that I’m complaining, far from it, and as far as my fishing is concerned, I just work around other commitments anyway.

I had half an hour on a brook first thing and the fish were feeding well.

I lost count of the number of small fish that I caught but I also connected with two big ones.

One came off, just as I lifted it out of the water and the other is the one in the lead image.

It’s a real specimen. I really should get some scales and weigh these fish.

It could well be that I’ll be a record holder if I do.

It was great sitting by the brook, catching fish and listening to a stock dove just a few yards away.

I’ve said it so many times, angling is the perfect platform from which to view the natural world.

Anyway, I’m going to walk Dilwyn, my Bedlington terrier, right now and then make my way to work.

The tackle 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. 

There was a size 6 shot about four inches from the hook. 

The hook was a Kamasan size 16, with a single white maggot as bait.

I use a white maggot as it stands out better in the water.