Friday, 18 November 2016

Wednesday 16th November - Pleasure session River Tone, Taunton.

Summary of 4 hour pleasure session as follows.....

Fished the free stretch near B & Q and McDonalds just off the M5 motorway junct 25.
Water was very low and clear but had some pace.
Pegs are limited this time of year due to the vegetation on the banks but chose a peg with a nice run in a small copse.
Only set up a 4 No. 4 stick float rig on running line.
Fed caster and hemp down the middle and used double caster or maggot on a drennan forged 18 hook to 0.11 power hook length.
Had bites all through the session ending up with approx 15lbs of Chub, Roach, Dace, Bleak, Perch and a Grayling. Best chub was around 3lbs.

The peg

Nice mixed bag

Hope to make more visits during the winter.


  1. Hi Ivan
    always enjoyed reading your blog
    I have only ever visited the tone once a quick look and parked near Mcdonalds and the Cinema i'm guessing this is the same area.
    i hope you don't mind me asking but which way did you walk to your peg was it back towards the Motorway or towards the town.
    Am hoping to fish it next weekend so any advice would be appreciated
    Thanks Barry

  2. Hi Barry, I walked downstream from McDonald and fished in the first wooded area past the life buoy. Not many swims this time of year. Good luck.