Lots Of Roach… Pike Issues… The Perch That Got Away… Using A Disgorger… Local Venues

I’ve had such a busy – but blessed – couple of days that it seems a long time since I was last fishing.

In reality, it was only yesterday morning and I was fishing again this afternoon!

Pushing myself is intentional though. Not for the sake of it but rather with the purpose of making the most of life.

I’ve enjoyed my local pool visits very much in recent weeks and that’s where this session was as well.

It’s just a few minutes from home, the Jimmy Ruffin/David Ruffin track that was playing as I set off in the car was still on as I pulled into the venue.

Prior to moving home in December 2020, I lived on the English watershed and fishing spots involved more travel than now.

Plus, although Sedgley is right on the edge of the Black Country, the difference now in terms of traffic-battling is considerable.

After leaving today’s venue, even with the fact that it’s ‘rush-hour’ I’m still home three minutes later.

How did the session go?

Lots of roach, pike issues and the perch that got away sums it up.

There’s more in the video below and you can comment on the post here.

The tackle used was as follows:

Greys Prodigy 12’ rod and a Shimano 3500 reel loaded with Maxima Chameleon 4lb line. 

The float was a 0.6g Drennan Crystal Waggler. 

The hook was a Drennan Super Specialist size 14 with two white maggots.

I fished 1.5 rod lengths from the bank in 3/4 feet of water and fed sloppy brown crumb and loose maggots.