|Flat calm and the wind was over 25mph|
It was my turn to drive this week and so as is customary I get the first choice on the peg I want and so I elected to sit on the end of the low piled section of bank as there is a bit more of a feature across the far side.
I decided I would set up 3 rigs today with a view to fishing 4 or 5 lines, the first rig was a 4x12 Drennan Roach pattern for fishing Squat or Pinkie at the bottom of the far slope at 7 metres in 3 1/2 feet of water, this rig would also be used to fish inside at 4 metres at the start of the session. The rig was shotted up so that I could fish on the drop or form a small bulk and finished off with a size 22 Mustard wide gape match hook, the top kit had a Middy Hi Vis White 1-2 elastic set as soft as possible and it still retract after being pulled out.
The second rig was a Fox MP1 4x8 for fishing chopped worm with a size 20 Drennan wide gape hook with a number 3 Preston elastic set to a medium tension.
Rig three was a 4x8 Drennan Pinkie float with 3 No 12 shot spaced out and a Mustard wide gape match in a size 22 and a No1 Preston elastic for fishing across the canal in 2 feet of water at 10.5 metres up the slope with Casters or Pinkie if the going was tough.