Seeing as the river's are now closed and the lakes still icy cold I really wanted to wet a line but my options were severely lacking so I decided to try somewhere that I have been meaning to go for a few years now, this decision was partly down to the successes of the lads on the Cut up in Coventry. Jeff and Danny have had scores of predators recently off of their canals so the Grand Union in Middlesex was my port of call.
|The only Perch in the canal.|
Canals have rarely been a hit with me as most are featureless apart from the occasional lock and other places easily pull me away, today though I just packed my 8ft Rovex "Lure Pro" rod and a selection of lures and jigs, Richy joined me for a small walk which turned into a 9-mile march along some great looking water but my lures remained totally untouched throughout and many area's looked like they would be holding fish, blanking on a canal seems to be a curse that I find very hard to break, even where fish are present in good numbers I struggle.
|A really cool place to fish, what looked like an abandoned boat building yard.|
I will return at some point as I do want to get rid of the proverbial monkey off my back, we did though see a Snake swimming on the surface and Kingfisher's hunting successfully, the canal may just be holding out on me for that special fish.
|Standing above & below one of our greatest's Architect's work, Brunel.|