Canal Fishing

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Canal Fishing

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Taking the kids tomorrow on the grand union tomorrow for the first time, just asking if it's worth the effort. Want the kids to try and catch a Zander. Just after info as to whether it's worth fishing in the day time or is it impossible this time of year if the boat traffic is too busy? Is it a case of first and last light when boat traffic stops.
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Depending where you are in the country. Some canals are affected by river flows.
I know the Ouse is only just coming out of strong stream advice for boaters so traffic should be nil or low. Flows last week at Offord were 40 cubic M/S and we don't open for navigation above 20. This is unusual for the time of year and the Waterways team were hoping flows would be low enough for the river to reopen but with all the rain until recently the system is still trying to drop back to more normal levels.
Equally the South West had a number of flood alerts last week following the latest wet weather. It might be worth checking the EA navigations pages for the river you were looking at to see if they are even open to boaters yet.
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Went drove to Coventry area in the end, no flow on the canals, no boat traffic to cause problem, looked ok. Also not a single fish or take between 4 of us!
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Alan_dalton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 09:20 -
Went drove to Coventry area in the end, no flow on the canals, no boat traffic to cause problem, looked ok. Also not a single fish or take between 4 of us!
Bummer!

Did ya make that Scotland trip with the kids Al?

(When fish shut up shop they shut up shop eh face)
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Dave Horton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 12:38 -
Alan_dalton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 09:20 -
Went drove to Coventry area in the end, no flow on the canals, no boat traffic to cause problem, looked ok. Also not a single fish or take between 4 of us!
Bummer!

Did ya make that Scotland trip with the kids Al?

(When fish shut up shop they shut up shop eh faceb)
Yes Dave they both loved it, was hard fishing. George caught his PB. He's really got the bug. Next target is a tope for him. Every day he's asking "when can we go sea fishing?"
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Well done Alan :cool:
Their definitely looking like they’ve got the bug.
A trip to a tackle shop could looks costly :laughs:

Plus side ALL 3 of you can get away from the Meno :devil: :exit:
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looks a nice boat and set up alan ........need to get back on mine shortly on the bass

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Cyprio wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 17:29 -
Well done Alan :cool:
Their definitely looking like they’ve got the bug.
A trip to a tackle shop could looks costly :laughs:

Plus side ALL 3 of you can get away from the Meno :devil: :exit:
That's the plan! I'm getting the tench tackle sorted tomorrow. Going to a start doing a night session each week now works slowed down. Keeping out the way!
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stubbojo wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 17:34 -
looks a nice boat and set up alan ........need to get back on mine shortly on the bass

steve
Cheers Steve, really happy with this boat. Plenty of room and good for sea fishing aswell or big waters. Planning on tope and bass in June. Got another Scottish trip in May then starting the sea fishing.
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Alan_dalton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 16:45 -
Dave Horton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 12:38 -
Alan_dalton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 09:20 -
Went drove to Coventry area in the end, no flow on the canals, no boat traffic to cause problem, looked ok. Also not a single fish or take between 4 of us!
Bummer!

Did ya make that Scotland trip with the kids Al?

(When fish shut up shop they shut up shop eh faceb)
Yes Dave they both loved it, was hard fishing. George caught his PB. He's really got the bug. Next target is a tope for him. Every day he's asking "when can we go sea fishing?"
Oh Al bloody well done - Those are memories etched forever!

What an adventure for those boys to experience!

(I tip my hat face)
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Dave Horton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 18:21 -
Alan_dalton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 16:45 -
Dave Horton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 12:38 -
Alan_dalton wrote: Mon Apr 08 2024 09:20 -
Went drove to Coventry area in the end, no flow on the canals, no boat traffic to cause problem, looked ok. Also not a single fish or take between 4 of us!
Bummer!

Did ya make that Scotland trip with the kids Al?

(When fish shut up shop they shut up shop eh faceb)
Yes Dave they both loved it, was hard fishing. George caught his PB. He's really got the bug. Next target is a tope for him. Every day he's asking "when can we go sea fishing?"
Oh Al bloody well done - Those are memories etched forever!

What an adventure for those boys to experience!

(I tip my hat face)
Cheers :thumbs: They're good lads.
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