CANALS

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Rochdale Canal

Where? Lit­tle­bor­ough, Lan­cashire, to Tod­mor­den, West York­shire. Day tick­ets

£5, in ad­vance from lo­cal tackle shops. Tod­mor­den AS mem­ber­ship £52.

Tel: 07970 897849.

What’s be­ing caught? Bream to 3 lb fea­tur­ing in catches to over 15 lb, typ­i­cally from pegs with prom­i­nent fea­tures in them. Oc­ca­sional carp to 10 lb pos­si­ble. De­cent catches to 10 lb of roach to 6 oz.

Tac­tics? Pole with fairly strong gear (0.14 mm to a 16 hook) will work well, with sin­gle or dou­ble caster on the hook usu­ally ef­fec­tive. Try worms and large bread punch, too. Bread punch is great for the roach, and it’s of­ten in­stant.

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