Thousands of miles of beautiful, and increasingly clean canals stretch across Britain, most of them teaming with fish. Whether urban or rural, there is one on your doorstep, providing a variety of enjoyable angling and all at low cost or free of charge. Today s canals are enjoying something of a renaissance in the fishing world and for good reason: they are in rude health and with hundreds of miles of under-fished water they represent a vast, untapped potential. Ranging from rustic, narrow waterways to giant urban ship channels, canals offer a huge diversity of fishing that is open and affordable to all. From classic Roach and Bream fishing, to Carp, predators such as Pike and even unexpected guests like chub and zander virtually all of our best-loved species can be successfully targeted in todays canals.
About the Author
Dominic Garnett is hailed as Britain s most promising young angling writer (Angling Times). He caught his first canal fish, a rudd, as a small boy sitting in the beer garden of a waterside pub. He is just as keen today although you might find the cheap fibreglass pole and pint glass of maggots replaced by anything from a match rod to specimen or even fly tackle. Renowned for his lucid, entertaining writing, Dominic is an angling all-rounder with over 200 articles to his name in the UK and abroad, from Angling Times to Fly Fishing & Fly Tying. His aim is to put the fun and soul back into fishing, as well as to instruct. His convention-busting adventures have also featured on the Sky Sports and National Geographic TV channels, while his debut hardback Flyfishing for Coarse Fish became a bestseller. This is his third book. He is also a keen photographer and in that capacity works for many magazines. He lives near Exeter.