As the river season comes to an end the country’s canal systems take over for many anglers who are still clinging to the natural venue.
There is a vast number of good canals to fish although it can be difficult to choose where to start, but Leamington AA’s recent occupation of a stretch of the Grand Union Canal may just bring you a net-full of fish this weekend.
The club is sharing the four mile stretch with Stoneleigh AC to increase fishing on a canal system that has produced some big weights in the past.
Roach, perch, skimmers and bream to 4lbs will make up the bulk of your catch to those fishing the waggler, pole or feeder down the track at 8m. Alternatively, fishing a large worm to the overhanging trees on the far bank may produce a big perch or chub.
Carp to 30lb also reside here, with boilies and halibut pellets proving good baits for the species. A moored canal boat is a perfect place to target them at this time of year due to their sheltering properties.
Predator experts can also have a red letter day thanks to the abundant shoals of perch, pike and zander. Drop shotting and roving works well around the bridge areas however a floatfished deadbait will be hard to beat for a bigger fish. So if you don’t fancy a commercial outing this weekend, get yourself a membership here as the fishing is great no matter what your style is.
Prices: £36 a year, £18 juniors
Contact: Leamington AA, 01926 312319, www.leamington-angling.co.uk
Location: Rowington Bridge 62 – Lapworth Bridge 67, Rowington, Warwickshire, CV35 7AB
Rules: No uncoated, braided hooklinks, no fires, no litter.
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