Time to strike sil­ver on the ‘Stainy’

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

WITH the weather turn­ing cooler and sil­ver­fish start­ing to shoal up, canal an­glers have to be more selec­tive about their choice of venue. One wa­ter­way well known for its early win­ter sport is the small ur­ban stretch of the Stain­forth and Keadby Canal at Thorne, near Don­caster.

A re­cent match held in the town saw some great catches and 30lb needed to win. The best pegs seem to be those by White Well Bridge. This fairly wide sec­tion is teem­ing with skim­mers and roach.

The best catches have fallen to blood­worm, but fail­ing that you can catch qual­ity fish by feed­ing at the bot­tom of the shelves us­ing cast­ers, hemp and ground­bait. It’s also worth tar­get­ing the moored boats, as these are fish-hold­ing fea­tures.

As well as good match catches there are loads of jack pike and qual­ity perch show­ing to lure an­glers too.

PRICES: £3 a day on the bank, Thorne Com­mu­nity An­glers or £15 a year from Thorne Pet Shop

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