TRAVEL FISHING ROD-CAST 15
With spring now in full flow, we are definitely seeing that reflected in the fish people have been catching and the methods they have been using. Many of you coarse anglers know that this time of year is exactly when the tench become a lot more active and targetable; it has been a real pleasure seeing some caught. Especially when they’re safely unhooked on our travel unhooking mat
Now many of you will have recently read about this on a previous post, but it’s a very worthy inclusion nonetheless! Nothing says spring quite like a spring salmon, and this was an exceptionally early one. It was landed on the Fish Rig 180
right at the start of April by George Lamb from ‘Adventure Fishing UK
’, and you can watch the video by clicking here
In April, George also tried his hand at coarse fishing. Not on a commercial lake as you might expect, but England’s largest lake… Windermere. The target was to catch anything that bites, with a specific focus on the outside possibility of a legendary and very illusive carp. Although the extraordinary didn’t happen, his first ever bream did. Caught on the Infinite max
using its quiver tip, and RR3000 reel
, the full days fishing is available to watch on youtube by clicking here
While on the topic of the Lake district, it’s great to see our rods taking to the mountains. Pictured here is one of our smuggler rods
accompanying Joe Hunter from ‘@joehunter_outdoors’ up to a mountain tarn!
This next picture is of a cracking Pike caught by ‘@adventure_is_made’ while on a camping trip with his brother and nephew. Must have been quite the surprise while targeting trout on the X5 and Fish Rig 180!
Creating family memories is surely one of the most valuable aspects of fishing, enjoying time outdoors and having a bend in your rod is always a good time. Here’s a great picture from Brad Ledson doing exactly that!
And another one here, a moment this boy will never forget! A big congratulations from Rigged and Ready - his first ever fish. A wild brown trout caught on the Grand Eau river in Canton Vaud. Our travel rods make it all over the world, but it's not often we see them in Switzerland! Caught on the X5 combination
using a grub bait. Hooked for life!
Another very exciting thing we saw in April is Martin from ‘vildmark.co.uk’ back out with his tenkara fly rod! This unique fly fishing technique originated in Japan, and is essentially a mix between pole fishing and fly! We sell one at a very reasonable price, and it’s a method well worth trying out on small streams for trout.
Harry from Bang Average Fishing was also out catching trout in April, not in the UK though. He’s still travelling around Japan with his trusty Rigged and Ready gear, and this beautiful fish was caught on the Fish Rig 180, using one of our single hooked spoons. These are proving to be very effective time and time again, both from a fish-catching perspective and also fish care!
As always, thanks for reading our social media roundup of April 2023. Summer is feeling closer by the day, and even though the rivers don't open for a while there are plenty of exciting fish to be caught, if you know where to look! We love hearing from customers, and if you've got any pictures you want us to see then please send us them in via email! You can also tag us in them on instagram ‘@riggedandreadytravelrods’.