Tar­get F1s at the pro­lific Cun­ner­ies

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

IN RECENT years The Cun­ner­ies has gained a rep­u­ta­tion for con­sis­tent win­ter sport – and it’s cer­tainly liv­ing up to that billing with 50lb-plus nets of F1s taken ev­ery day.

The five-water com­plex is sit­u­ated in the quiet vil­lage of Ec­cle­ston, near Chor­ley in Lan­cashire, and it is the S-Canal that has gained rave re­views since win­ter be­gan.

This 47-peg venue is see­ing fish to 2lb dom­i­nat­ing catches. Most tac­tics will work, al­though it is es­sen­tial to use a light rig com­pris­ing a 0.12mm main­line, a 0.10mm hook­link and a fine wire size 18 hook. A 4mm ex­pander pel­let or corn skins are the best baits, pre­sented over a sprin­kling of mi­cros.

Set up three lines so that you can cover the in­side mar­gins, down the track and the far bank. Al­ter­nate be­tween these to keep bites com­ing all day.

The Lake is home to plenty of carp which will re­spond to corn or bread fished close to the fea­tures, al­though mag­gots and cast­ers are a more re­li­able op­tion if roach, perch and chub are your tar­gets.

PRICES: £7 adults, £5 con­ces­sions

S-CANAL KESTREL LAKE

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