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Where on the canal? 7 years 6 months ago #273

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I learned to fish on the canal at Swarkestone over 50 years ago when a few gudgeon and perch was a good catch! I have now bought the POD ticket so that I can relive my yoof before I die. Any guidance from canal regulars would be most appreciated, I do not have enough years left to fish every peg up to Burton to find out. I fish for fish of any species and any size being happy not to blank (which I did for the first time since December 2012 on Grimshaws last week). See you on the bank perhaps,
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Where on the canal? 7 years 6 months ago #275

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After 50+ years I scratched my long standing itch to fish the canal again yesterday. Started off with mag and wag down the middle and caught a fish first cast whilst establishing the depth. Somewhere between 30 and 40 fish followed, skimmers up to the pound mark, perch from finger length to around 12 oz. and mostly small roach. However, my last fish was a chub weighing 4 1/2 lbs. caught on feeder fished luncheon meat against the far bank vegetation My biggest mistake was choice of peg below Swarkestone lock, whilst productive the first peg at the end of the mooring was subject to boats travelling upstream angling in to within touching distance when tying up to operate the lock, but I will know next time. My appetite is whetted and I might get another visit or two in before the boat traffic really hots up.
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