Wigan Trout

There is one main water flowing through Wigan which is the river Douglas. There are numerous other waterways which are much smaller many of which are Brooks or streams.

I heard a vicious rumour of a small brook near my house being home to Chubb in it’s deeper pools, it really is less than a few inch deep in places so I wasn’t convinced.

Armed with size 16 hooks, some worms and a 6 foot rod, we made the long trek to the bottom of our street!Float fishing in the deepest pools of no more than 2 foot deep we could see the odd shimmer moving around. It was not long before we hooked into our first fish, a trout! This followed by many others, pristine condition too. We fished for a good few hours catching plenty of Trout, Chubb and a few Gudgeon.

It was fun fishing though nothing of any size was caught, that said we were fishing in very shallow water. We are going to have a walk along some further sections of the brook over the coming months, it’s an excuse to walk the dog and find some deeper pools.

Hopefully if we find some deeper pool in the brook we can find some bigger fish, if we do I will let you know how we get on.

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