CANALS & RIVERS

Angling Times (UK) - - MIDLANDS -

GRAND UNION CANAL, NORTHAMP­TON, NORTHANTS

A re­cent match held at Hey­ford saw plenty of sil­ver­fish caught, in­clud­ing good skim­mers and roach. Chopped worm will give you the chance of a bonus perch. Con­tact: Northamp­ton Nene AC, 01604 761173 Prices: £5 on the bank, Northamp­ton Nene AC

HOBHOLE DRAIN, BOS­TON, LINCS

Dou­ble-fig­ure nets of sil­ver­fish and the odd tench have been re­ported here. You can catch fairly eas­ily us­ing a short pole with mag­gots or pinkies and a lit­tle ground­bait. Look for top­ping fish be­fore you set up to help lo­cate the shoals. Con­tact: Bos­ton DAA, 01205 871815 Prices: £20 a sea­son, Bos­ton DAA

MID­DLE LEVEL DRAIN, KING’S LYNN, NOR­FOLK

At Pin­gle Bridge skim­mers, tench, roach, perch and rudd have been caught on whip, pole and tip. Crooked Chim­ney to Neepes is worth a visit for the same species. Con­tact: Ship­shape Tackle, 01553 764058 Prices: £5 on the bank, King’s Lynn AA

RIVER AVON, PER­SHORE, WORCS

Feeder with cast­ers is tak­ing good nets of chublets and bream. The bar­bel will show from the weir and be­low once some colour re­turns. Con­tact: Fordy’s Gear, 01386 556260 Prices: £8 Birm­ing­ham AA, bought in ad­vance from lo­cal tackle shops

RIVER SEV­ERN, BEWD­LEY, WORCS

The pegs in the 50s are pro­duc­ing some nice bar­bel to pel­let feeder tac­tics. Else­where, if the colour holds, an­glers can ex­pect plenty of dace, perch and chub us­ing trot­ting gear. Con­tact: Bewd­ley Tackle & Leisure, 01299 403386 Prices: £6 a day on the bank, Kidderminster DAA

RIVER TRENT, BEE­STON, NOTTS

An­glers have been bag­ging up with roach in nets to 20lb-plus us­ing hemp and tares on the float. The odd bar­bel is show­ing to feeder tac­tics for those want­ing big­ger fish. Con­tact: 0115 919 9500 Prices: £46 a year, Notts AA

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