The Birmingham Worcester cut has quality fish on offer.
Open competitions running on the Birmingham Worcester cut offer 'real fishing'.
I new match series has been launched on the Birmingham-Worcester canal. The brainchild of Bromsgrove-based angler Gary Kirkham, the series will included both individual and pair matches with a number of open matches being held throughout the winter.
“With the price of fuel and peg fees on commercials I thought it would be great to have some matches on a real local venue that doesn’t cost much to fish,” Gary told Match Fishing.
“Birmingham Anglers Association have been great and are charging us £2 per man to use the stretch of canal which offers some great fishing. I’ve recently had some great bags of skimmer form the cut, over 30lb nets of them.
“There are also a lot of kids in the area that want to get involved in fishing and need tuition, and I’m now looking to use the series to develop a kids league for them to cut their teeth in.”
Already one open match has been held, which despite string winds that made holding a top kit tough work, saw 48 anglers turn out. On the day the £130 top payout went to Darren Lewis after he put together a bag of 7lb – with the top four all getting a payout for their performances.
“It’s proper fishing down the canal which you have to work at and I think a lot of the guys like that. There are some good fish with carp, bug perch and some quality roach on offer if you get it right.”
Already the pair series has proved popular with plenty of bookings filling up the 100 peg stretch of cut.
All matched operate a strict no bloodworm or joker policy, with draws taking place at 9am at Stoke Works club. Fishing is from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
For further information and to book your place give Gary a ring on 07545 569811.
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