I fished 6lb line straight through to a size 8 Drennan Super Specialist hook.
With the river still at normal summer level, I held bottom comfortably with a 1/4 ounce lead.
The hook length of about six inches was created by a small shot and bead.
Bread was the bait and I put out a few balls of mashed bread and brown crumb at the head of the swim.
Then, I waited.