now then mate i fish this canal more towards the Sc unthorpe end but its quite similar all the way, its quite a wide canal probs 20-25 metres in some places. Depth wise i normally make my rigs up to a top 3 kit in length.
Float wise i have used drennan canal floats on here when its stil but you might need a more stable one if it starts towing. Normally use them in about 0.5g.
Groundbait with pinkie/maggots fair me well when i fish there might be worth trying hemp and caster as well and maybe have a chopped worm and caster line possibly.
not so long back a few guys fishing it doen my end were catch 50-60lb of bream to feeder on the far bank so might be worth a shot too.