BREAM, CARP OR ROACH, THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
AN UNUSUAL stretch of canal where a 40lb net is possible, the Bottom Flash is a great choice for those who like natural fishing.
Pleasure anglers can easily catch 40lb of slabs and, due to its width of nearly 120ft, it is one of the few canals where boat traffic is irrelevant.
That means the bream tend to shoal up as do the specimen carp, the latter have been caught over 30lb.
There are also good bags of roach to be had on the maggot or caster. Hemp and bread may also be worth trying for the bigger fish, however, most anglers tend to opt for the groundbait or micro pellet feeder for the bream.
The depth in the middle is around 6ft where they can be caught using worm, pellet or corn on the hook with a sweet groundbait mix or softened micro pellets in or on the feeder.
PRICES: £4 on the bank or £3 from local tackle shops Basingstoke Canal AA CONTACT: Fisheries officer, Steve Meyer, 07786 663921, www.basingstokecanalaa.co.uk POSTCODE: GU12 5LP