Wyrley & Essington Canal Pelsall

T K

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Venue : Wyrley & Essington Canal Pelsall
Location: Norton Road before154 Pelsall from York Bridge (Fingerpost pub) for 2km running west to Freeths Bridge at Fishley see map link

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Description: Cashmores AC control 101 permanent pegs 20 yards apart on this section of canal predominantly in a rural setting which sees little boat traffic. There are distinctive sections along the canal including the straight common (pegs 1-37) and more sheltered sections from Wood Lane Bridge (peg 38) moving west to Freeths Bridge.

Because of little boat traffic, the canal can be clear during winter months, but substantial vegetation pads, cabbages and sedges - establish themselves during the summer, particularly on pegs 40 onwards. The canal is noted for its tench, typically 3lb but reputed to run much larger. As well as roach, perch, skimmers and bream for the match and pleasure angler to target, specimen hunters also target large carp and pike that inhabit the canal.

Season tickets are available 5 per annum running from 16th June each year

Match bookings are also welcomed at 1 peg

Contact Name: Dave Meredith & Tony Kulik

Contact Email: tonykulik@hotmail.co.uk

Contact Phone: 01922 413925 (DM) and 07989 700638 (TK)
 

T K

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View of the Common length looking back to the Fingerpost pub in the distance

 

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Well I originally booked today off to take JK to the dentists for an extraction, but secretly arranged to meet up with Cotti the Warburton King later in the morning.

Arrived at Wood lane a tad later than expected, only to see Cotti marching in the horizon, whereas I expected to drop on one of the rhs pegs close to the bridge.

Gear out of the car, off I traipsed after him

Hed dropped on peg 53 to get out of a bit of a devilish skimming easterly winds, so I plonked myself on 54, which was Lashers peg on the last Cashmores match.

Cotti had picked up our bait all of of caster and pinkie between us.

The plan fish the punch for a few silvers and firtle a few pinkies and caster in for anything else sniffing around.

Punch rig was a 4x10 seed float with a size 20 PR31 direct to 0.06 (1.4lb). Also set up was a 4x10 TBF cult in a monstrous 2.6lb aint got a clue why I set that up.

A couple of punch lines were fed, short and long.

By the time I started on the short line, Cotti had already picked up about 5 roach on his longer punch line. First look and a roach. And again, And again. It was a bite a put in, but no stampers all 1-2 oz, despite a fairly large piece of punch being used.

After about 15 fish, float slips under and I lift.lackie shoots out. Sh*t its a tinca. Play it for about 10 mins and am grateful that the fine wire hook has held and done its job. Probably knocking 2.5 pound.

Inside line refed after that skirmish and a look across on the longer line. Same patter, a bite a chuck, this time from roach and rudd. Again only small 2ozers but Im happy to put fish in the net.

Float dips again and a liftsod itanother tinca. Again play this gently for 5-10 mins and the rig holds out again. Ditto, another about the 2.5lb mark. 40 mins in, and Ive about 6-7lb in the netcant be bad.

Back on the inside, more roach. Float dips, lackie comes out another tinca. Play this for about 5 mins, but Im getting a bit cocky and a lean into it a bit to much sees me part company. A look at the rigreason PR31 has snapped.

Refeed and across again. More roach and rudd then tinca no 4 puts in an appearance.

1.4lb bs is again put to the testbut this time tinca snags me in a load of weed.

Ok..lets play games. Out with the other rig this time, but with double pinkie. Roach and rudd are having it one a chuck. Start feeding the pinkie and caster on this line.

A bite every put in. If no bite within 2 minsI know whats coming. Yep, tincas keep putting in an appearance.

By now Cottis also had one about 2 lb and his mates come down to see how hes getting on. Cottis mate has never fished with a pole and gives it a go. Hes having roach and rudd across too. Then he has a battle with a tinca and gets it out, cuss Cottis stepped upto 2lb hook length after his first tinca.

Anyway, to cut things short, I ended up with 8 tincas, including a couple of better stamp ones around the 4lb mark, with a bream of a couple of lb in between.

Not a bad days fishing on the clubs canal and all on a slice of bread and each of pinkie and caster..no wander I ran out of bait which forced me to call it a day

My peg for the afternoon




Cotti having roach and rudd one a chuck across - he finished with double figues





Cotti with a tinca




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FERT

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you had an excellent i didnyt i only had 38 fish including a 3.5 pound bream on caster and maggot could catch the tench today.
 

T K

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Originally posted by FERT

i only had 38 fish including a 3.5 pound bream on caster
Thats not to be sniffed at Fert - in my book that sounds like you had a good day too really [;)]
 

Trogg

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sod cotti's tinca............did you get that birds number??
 

T K

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Shhhhhh Trogg - the missus peeps over my shoulder on occasions [;)]
 

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He only wants the number to ask her where she got them leg warmers from :p
 

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One of our members went a step better than my little bag above - well several really - he had 17 tench in a session last week
 

YAMO

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On its day this place can be electric, i spent 3 hours there in the week on peg53 and had 17 tench and 1 perch. It was alive with fish, i fished for em as i know the potential this canal has for big fish and lots of them. Best thing about this whole stretch is you dont quite know what you're gonna catch next, whether it be a roach,rudd perch,proper tench big skimmer or rogue carp.

The canal is fishing its head off at the moment and i strongly recommend it, for 5 a year its a steal.red maggot i caught on but worm corn bread and pellet scores well too, i may sneak down there again in the week with pellet and corn approach.
 

YAMO

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Going down for the day friday, will take the camera, just hope the weather holds out for me!
 

T K

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Small club 'knock up' on the Wood Lane section this Sat (5th July)

Any MD'ers are welcome to come along.........

9.00am draw
Fish 10am - 3pm
5 pools

pm me or call me on tel no in posting at top if you are interested
 

Ali D

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Best fiver I ever spent!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cashmores AC,Pelsall,W&S canal. Cheers TK
My old rusty scales read 18lbs. Forceps are 20cm or 8"(assuming I work out how to add photos).18" Net (was cracked,now broke LOL)No8 hook, home made boily mix.


I don't know what type of carp it is?
 

Ali D

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YAMO

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what stretch you catch that on?

its a mirror carp, there ar eplenty bigger than thaT SWIMMING about too !
 

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Well done Ali D
- as Yamo says, there are some decent fish along there. Best authenticated last year that I know of was 23lb

Good to hear of your feedback.................keep us posted of future exploits
 
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Ali D

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Hello. Paul and T.K. I caught the carp on the stretch between the Wood Ln bridge and the RADAR disabled gate. I usually fished the same hole. The scales are a bit old and rusty so not sure of accurecy.

Can I ask a daft question? Do fish eat less when the water gets cold? Do fish become less active over winter?
Was a couple of fellas fishing today by Fishley lane brigde when I was on my walk.
Cheers
AL
 

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