With a fruitless canal pike trip with James last weekend and the weather looking a bit nasty for the weekend ahead I thought I'd fit a quick stick and pin trip in for a couple of hours today - between storms.
Gudgeon were at the back of my mind but using maggots any fish were welcome - and first up was this odd little fish, one of only a handful I've caught on rod and line - although me and my brother caught loads in minnow traps when we were kids. It's great in a world of pike, zander and even sharks & arapaima how much a tiny fish can make you smile!
The rest of the short trip provided plenty of dace with a couple of chub in the mix, the best perhaps scraping the pound mark. No gudgeon, but I've had my fishing fix just incase tomorrows weather report is correct!
And while I'm writing this I'm not really happy with the way the line flows through my new float rod, if anyone has any recommendations for a 12 foot, 3 piece rod (it has to be 3 piece because it will occasionally travel on the tube) - please let me know in the comments - thanks.