Tackle review update

Yesterday I was fishing for tench at Shepperton Marina on the South Lake, something happened that caused me to lose a fish and I think I should pass on the warning. I was float fishing with paste in about ten feet of water next to some lilly pads and hooked a male tench of about three pounds. He gave me a good fight but as I brought it towards the waiting net he dived under the rim of the net into the side of the mesh.

I was using one of the Middy paste hooks I have mentioned here before and the coil that the paste is moulded round caught in the mesh and the fish was able to unhook itself and escape. This seems to be a disadvantage of an otherwise excellent product.

Middy paste hooks

This was the only bite of a hot and sunny day’s fishing.