Club’s canal stock shock

Anglers Mail - - Match News -

FEW an­glers fish New­port AA’s stretch of the Mon­mouthshire Canal, but a re­cent near dis­as­ter on the High Cross sec­tion has shown just what po­ten­tial sport they have been miss­ing.

A breach in the 14-Locks Pound caused wa­ter to drop to a crit­i­cally low level and re­vealed the large num­ber of fish present, which were saved by a net­ting op­er­a­tion, led by Nat­u­ral Re­sources Wales, aided by New­port City Council and the an­gling club.

Over 15,000 roach, carp, bream and rudd were moved to a nearby sec­tion, with more, in­clud­ing some big fish, to be re-housed be­fore work takes place to re­pair the leak.

The few tow­path reg­u­lars of­ten re­ported good catches. Maybe now they know what’s in the 200-year-old wa­ter­way, more mem­bers will give their ne­glected club wa­ter a try.

bream, tench and roach from the mid­dle lake.

Tac­tics? Fly fish for the mid­dle lake carp, where corn and meat have also taken fish to 14 lb. Float fish mag­gots, corn or pel­lets for small fish on the bot­tom lake.

River­side Fish­ery

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