- Dec 29, 2011
As the river was unfishable, I decided to pop to the canal. Only had bread and punch crumb so set up a short 7m pole (its actually an 8m Drennan whip the I use as a pole) to fish down the middle and a straight lead to fish the far bank. Fished 8mm punch on the pole and 6mm punch on the lead. Caught well on both, some nice roach and some skimmers. Slightly unconventional tactics for a canal, especially the straight lead, but very enjoyable. Anybody else happy to use unconventional tactics.