canals criss cross the UK providing thousands of miles of fishable water many a child take there first steps on a life time fishing adventure catching small roach and gudgeon on canals with cheap rods and a handful of maggots .
in Scotland there really isn't much in the way of canals in fact there is only 4 canals in Scotland From the majestic Caledonian Canal in the Highlands and picturesque Crinan Canal in Argyll and Bute, to the recently restored Forth & Clyde and Union Canals in the Lowlands, Scotland’s 137 mile (220km) of canals have pike in them possibly with the exception of the crinan canal I'm not sure on that one i know there is trout in there and runs of salmon bizarre on a canal
the union canal
fishing opportunity's on the canal are great if your a roach angler there is millions of the little buggers in there and there not always that easy to catch
pike and perch are also present in the canal but not to great sizes despite the amount of bait fish in there but get it right and you can have some great fun with small jacks on poppers
since the joining of the union canal with the forth and Clyde canal via the falkirk wheel there there seems to be more species getting into the system like carp and bream would kinda cool targeting carp in the summer on a fly rod but Alas in Edinburgh itself i cant really see that happening
for me the canal is a great place to test out new flies to see how they do in the water i mean its only ten Min's from my house
Lunchtime Report 7-18-2017 - Got to a pond during my lunch hour. The end I start at was pretty much devoid of visible fish or even bubble trails. Fished for a bit there anyway, then ...
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