A small brook session – Hard going but a very enjoyable hard going

I haven’t been stickleback fishing since the opening days of the river season.

With the desire returning to get back to small brook fishing, this morning I did exactly that.

It was a very early start and, after drinking my first cup of tea of the day, l got the tackle ready and set off.

It really is travelling light, with just a very small shoulder bag, a tiny telescopic rod and mini-reel.

Even the bait tub is miniature, with a dozen maggots which is more than enough for a short session.