CANALS

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

EREWASH CANAL, LONG EA­TON, DER­BYS

The Dock­holme Lock stretch off Ben­nett Street is well worth a visit if you are look­ing for a good mixed net of perch, roach and skim­mers along with the odd chub. The canal is fairly nar­row with plenty of fea­tures to tar­get, and you can reach the far bank eas­ily on the 11m pole. Con­tact: Bridge Tackle, 0115 972 8338 Prices: £3 a day on the bank, Long Ea­ton Fed AC

HOBHOLE DRAIN, BOS­TON, LINCS

A re­cent match held on the drain saw some good bags of small tench, roach and skim­mers caught. Most an­glers have been catch­ing on pinkie over ground­bait. Con­tact: 01205 871815 Prices: £25 a sea­son, Bos­ton DAA

NOT­TING­HAM CANAL, NOT­TING­HAM, NOTTS

The colour has dropped out of the canal a bit now the boat traf­fic has died down and an­glers have been catch­ing plenty of roach, skim­mers and big perch, par­tic­u­larly from pegs be­low the Willow Bridge. Con­tact: Notts Fed­er­a­tion of An­glers, 0115 9174736 Prices: £4 on the bank, Notts Fed­er­a­tion of An­glers

RIVER SEV­ERN, SHREWS­BURY, SHROP­SHIRE

Shrews­bury An­glers has re­cently ac­quired two sec­tions of the river around the town, at Pre­ston Boats and up­stream of the show­ground. Both of­fer great sil­ver­fish, bar­bel and pike sport. Con­tact: Shrews­bury An­glers, 01743 341088 Prices: £6 a day on the bank or £15 a sea­son, Shrews­bury An­glers

RIVER STOUR, KIDDERMINSTER, WORCS

Sec­tions just above Kidderminster can fish re­ally well in au­tumn for bar­bel and chub. Travel light with bread and worm hook­baits to give your­self a chance of catch­ing. Con­tact: Mal Storey, 01562 745221 Prices: Free fish­ing

SOHO LOOP CANAL, BIRM­ING­HAM, W MIDS

There are plenty of bites to be had on the Win­son Green stretch, par­tic­u­larly from skim­mers. Feed a lit­tle ground­bait and fish pinkies or mag­gots over the top. Con­tact: 0121 373 6627, Birm­ing­ham Angling Prices: £2 a day on the bank, Canal Kings AC

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