CEN­TRAL BOAT CHAN­NEL

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

THE deep­est wa­ter is found here, but boats plough­ing through will dis­turb the swim and pre­vent you from fish­ing it for any amount of time. How­ever, big fish love this deeper wa­ter, es­pe­cially perch, bream and the odd tench.

Tar­get the mid­dle of the chan­nel but fish at a 45-de­gree an­gle away from your­self to keep this line sep­a­rate from oth­ers that you’ll have on the go.

Strong tackle will be needed, ow­ing to the big­ger fish, so gear up on the pole with a main­line of 0.16mm (around 6lb) to a hook-link of 0.14mm (5lb) and a large size 10 or 12 eyed hook un­der­neath a float tak­ing around 0.5g.

Worms are a su­per bait for perch, and they love a lob-worm tail pre­sented to just sit on the bot­tom of the canal. Feed is a mix of roughly chopped worms and cast­ers, and the idea is to feed a pole pot of the mix and then fish this spot un­til bites stop. Add an­other pot and re­peat, try­ing to milk the swim for all it’s worth. You may only have half-an-hour of bites or you could catch all day from it.

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