Not quite as planned on the New Canal

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Thought I’d wet a line today in preparation for matches starting up in a couple of weeks. I’ve bought a fair few bits during lockdown including luggage and I need to remember now what I’ve got and where I put it!

I arrived at the fishery around 7am, thinking I’d try carp lake or new canal. A few of the carp brigade were there setting up already so I thought I’d seek peace on the much quieter canal.

Out came the new Map 4 wheeler 😬 I’d had a practice setting it up at home but this was its first time on the bank. Trudging across the grass, I chose peg 3 for no reason other than 3 is my lucky number. I started setting up and got my new (to me) kit safe out. Mistake No. 1! I’d forgot to replace the 30mm inserts I bought it with with some 25mm... duh! 🙄

Mistake No. 2 quickly followed: when fitting your pole with nose cones, if they’re a little bit loose and you decide to glue them in, check and double check there’s no excess! Sections 8 & 9 were firmly wedged in section 10! My plan to fish across was scuppered and I ended up fishing down the track on double deads. First put in just before 8am and a nice bream (pictured). Second put in, a carp around the 5lb mark. Third put in, another bream slightly bigger than the first. Then it went a bit quiet so I got the waggler out and caught a few rudd and a nice perch.

I regretted wearing my thin bib n brace and not making up a flask... it was colder than I thought it would be. I had intended on staying til 3-4pm but thoughts of an expensive pole error niggling in my head, I chucked the tip rod out with cage feeder and corn and slowly started to pack up. I had a quick tinca, not big but welcome all the same. Almost everything packed away, I was just about to pick the tip rod up when the tip zipped round. Another tinca, half decent this one. My last fish of the day at 1.15pm.

I got home, sorted my gear and showered. Managed to free up my sections with a bit of creative thinking and I’m happy to have found and corrected a couple of things.
 

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Whisker

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Ye, had a good 5hrs. Bream, Rudd, perch, carp and tench... Love it when there’s some silvers to be had and it’s not all carp 👍
 

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Cheers pal, I've only fished the carp lake for silvers in winter, was thinking of trying one of the others and gearing for some bigger fish now things are warming up a bit.
 

Whisker

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There’s some nice silvers in the canals, new canal has a good head of tench and bream, it’s surprising more people don’t fish it really.
 
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