Staffs-Worces­ter Canal,

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Planks Lane, Wom­bourne, Stafford­shire, WV5 8EB.

The turn­ing bay is a re­ally pro­lific area for bream to over 3 lb. Fish a pole at 13.5 m with chopped worm, cast­ers and red mag­gots on the hook, over

Sen­sas Lake ground­bait.

ABThe low, over­hang­ing bushes of­fer ideal habi­tat for chub, perch, roach and a few bream. Pole fish as far across as you can, look­ing for a rea­son­able depth, us­ing chopped den­drobae­nas, cast­ers and dead red mag­gots.

CThe peg with the boat moored is noted for chub to 4 lb, roach to over 1 lb, perch to 3 lb 8 oz, cru­cians to 1 lb 8 oz and stacks of


CARP 15 lb-plus BREAM 3 lb-plus CHUB 4 lb PERCH 3 lb 8 oz


DThe first peg through the bridge is very good for small sil­ver fish. In spring and early sum­mer it is alive with stacks of gud­geon and roach. Ex­pect big roach in the win­ter.

Try squatts and pinkies over ground­bait on a 3 m whip for the gud­geon. Caster down the track is a good tac­tic for the big roach. Try a pole with squatts and pinkies over ground­bait at 12 m for lots of smaller redfins.

gud­geon. Worms and cast­ers are the most pro­duc­tive baits, fished over worm and cast­ers and hemp. Down the track is worth a go, too. £2.50 a day. Wolver­hamp­ton AA year­books £15, con­ces­sions £10, un­der-16’s free, all avail­able from lo­cal tackle shops. Visit: ww.wolver­hamp­ for de­tails of out­lets.

Tel: 01922 413491.

■ A nat­u­ral – Steve with his 10 lb net of Staffs-Worces­ter chub.

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