Fishing Before Work And A Close Encounter With A Muntjac

I’m going to work shortly but I was up first thing to do some fishing.

I haven’t been on a brook for a while so that ticked the boxes for me this morning.

In pursuit of one of my favourite species, the three-spined stickleback, I always look forward to these sessions.

The mini-species in general are great but I love them in particular.

I caught fish into double-figure numbers, although nothing big on this occasion.

They were all very small, apart from one fish that was about 2g.

You can follow the session via the video, including brief footage of a muntjac.

There’s more of that in the next blog entry. It deserves one of its own.

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.