Fishing the tiny River Medlock and beyond

Fishing the tiny River Medlock and beyond

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Ashton Canal Audenshaw

Finally made it out today for a few hours after an enforced break from fishing due to England's Euro qualifier in Cardiff and the midweek international against Ghana.

To say I have been excited to get back out could be a little off the mark, as I cannot muster the same enthusiasm for the canal as the River. However I rounded the pole gear up and headed to my favourite stretch of the local cut with Andy in the hope of a few decent roach and perch. Even on a bleak, rainy spring day this is a pretty stretch of canal, you could be forgiven for not knowing you were in Manchester on some of the pegs on this canal.
It was nice to get back out in the fresh air, if not a great day's fishing. We both caught however, Andy catching three fish including the pretty Bream below. He managed to winkle these out on the tip rod after arriving to discover he had left his pole at home, not the best start.

I managed the catch below. Eight small roach, a small skimmer, and a tiny perch. Not a great bag but a start. I caught all the fish across at 11 metres on maggot, with the exception of the perch which took a maggot close to the near bank. We had plenty of chopped worm but the fish didn't want to know.
No fishing midweek but we are going to get back on the canal next Sunday with a little more preparation. There are some decent fish in this canal so lets hope next week fishes a little better.


  1. Did you get the email about the 19th April?

  2. Yes Mike. Looking forward to Tuesday, the last meeting was really helpful and informative. Booked the day off work for a spot of fishing before the meeting to set the tone for the day.