CANALS & RIVERS

Angling Times (UK) - - NORTH -

AIRE & CALDER CANAL, ALTOFTS, W YORKS

It’s all about the redfins here at the mo­ment, with an­glers re­port­ing nets over 10lb with fish to 1lb on caster or bread-punch. Contact: Chris Roberts Fi­ish­ing Tackle, 01484 545032 Prices: £2.50 from Chris Roberts Fish­ing Tackle, Mir­field AC

LEEDS & LIVER­POOL CANAL, WI­GAN, LANCS

A match held be­tween Farm­ers Swing Bridge and Heatons Bridge threw up some good weights of fish, in­clud­ing some good skim­mers be­ing caught on worm and mag­gots. Contact: Harry’s Fish­ing Tackle, 01942 728532 Prices: £2 on the bank, Wi­gan DAA

LLANGOLLEN CANAL, WHITCHURCH, SHROP­SHIRE

The swims around Whix­all are fish­ing well for skim­mers, hy­brids, perch and roach. Nets to over 20lb fea­tured in a Canal & River Trust pairs event here re­cently. Bread-punch and squatts are pro­duc­ing some qual­ity fish. Contact: 01978 751233 Prices: Part of the £20 a year Wa­ter­way Wan­der­ers Scheme, see Canal and River Trust Web­site

RIVER CALDER, WAKE­FIELD, W YORKS

The stretch off Mon­ck­ton Road In­dus­trial Es­tate is fish­ing really well at the mo­ment, with an­glers re­port­ing dou­ble-fig­ure nets of roach and perch on bronze mag­gots fished on the pole. Contact: Bob Co. Tackle, 01924 279880 Prices: £32.50 a year, Wake­field Angling Club

RIVER DON, SPROTBROUGH, S YORKS

The pegs in the 50s may re­quire a bit of a walk but are well worth it, as roach and bream nets to 20lb are show­ing here to an­glers fish­ing mag­gots and casters on the pole. Contact: Paul’s Tackle, 01709 862558 Prices: £3.50 on the bank or from Paul’s Tackle, Rother­ham DUAA

RIVER OUSE, YORK

There are plenty of roach and bream shoals to tar­get, with fish in the 2lb-5lb bracket caught reg­u­larly. Pike to 30lb also fea­ture dur­ing the au­tumn, and lure an­glers will en­joy suc­cess here. Contact: Mitre Angling Cen­tre, 01904 654841 Prices: Free fish­ing

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