After wandering the canals and Rivers of Salford and Manchester all day on Sunday in search of a Pike, and failing miserably, yesterday I could only muster the enthusiasm for a couple of hours out. I even put washing the car further up the list of things to do on my day off. However being a bashful individual I decided to try for a pike again, to put some closure on Sunday, and to restore some self confidence. As it was mid afternoon I decided to head a little nearer to home on the Ashton canal in Audenshaw. I have had pike from there over the years, including a few that have snaffled the odd roach whilst fishing the pole.