Time to strike silver on the ‘Stainy’
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