Grand Union Canal
Rowington, Warwickshire, CV35 7DH. Members only. Leamington AA membership £38. Tel: 01926 312319 or 07890 467464.
Stacks of skimmers, with lots of small roach coming through, which is a good sign. Phil Mattock bagged 21 skimmers in a threehour session for 22 lb 10 oz.
For the skimmers, pole with casters over a light, fluffy groundbait, Phil used a 50/50 mix of Sensas Black Lake and Sensas Formula Supreme. Unusually, anglers have been successful with waggler and maggots, balling in groundbait to start and sitting on it till the skimmers turn up. The roach are being caught close in on a top kit or 2.5 m whip with maggots over groundbait.
Shropshire Union Canal Where? Little Onn, Church Phil Mattock with his 21-skimmer canal haul.
Where? What’s being caught? Tactics?