Brook fishing, with chub and roach on the bank

My fishing trips are basically determined by where I want to go, it really is as simple as that.

Today, I fancied fishing a brook and so that’s where I set off late morning.

It’s not the ultra-shallow stickleback brook I sometimes fish but one that has more depth and width,

In fact, you could call it a small stream.

Or even the upper reaches of a small river.

One thing is for sure though, where I headed for you won’t get dogs in the water, canoes, paddle boarders or wild swimmers passing through.