Before I Go To Work, A Small Brook Angling Session

I’ll be on my way to work soon (as I write) but before then I made a visit to a brook.

With just a made-up rod, a small bag and a tripod for filming, it’s definitely a case of travelling light.

Plus, by the very nature of the venue, this type of fishing is perfect for when time is limited, like today.

In pursuit of three-spined sticklebacks, I caught three today and all small.

As I made my way to the brook, I saw a kingfisher perched over it and a muntjac making its way across the field alongside the waterway.

Many anglers appreciate engaging with the natural world and I’m most definitely in that category.

There’s more from the session in the video below.

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.