On this occasion though, due to the fact it’s well after 8.00 p.m. before it gets dark, I was able to fulfil both my responsibilities and my leisure pursuits.
I was on the Staffordshire/Worcestershire Canal fishing with an hour and twenty minutes of light still left.
I float-fished a couple of maggots on a size 14 hook over brown crumb and maggots in the boat channel.
It was very slow but I did get a few plucks, and then the waggler sailed away, and for a couple of seconds I was connected to a very good fish.
However, the hook parted company with the creature and that was that.