Monday Morning Brook Fishing, Stickleback Lives Matter And Thoughts On Angling Ethics

I’m going to work shortly (as I write), but earlier this morning I was out brook fishing, in pursuit of three-spined sticklebacks.

You can follow the session via the video below, as I extend my personal best for the species.

I’m addition, there are some thoughts on angling ethics in there as well, prompted by my initial comment on the bank that stickleback lives matter.

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.