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Angling: Junior angler Ben Dreaves takes the best fish with 5.12.0

As a match man who’s fished on some very tough venues over the years, it’s easy to understand why anglers upon the tough stage of the match world target tiny silver fish, especially when the going gets tough.

For the anglers with plenty of experience within this circle, small fish are the ‘bread and butter’ of this world and with an aim of putting a decent weight together on a tough natural venue, today canal fishing is certainly proving as popular as ever for the ‘old school’.

Recognised as an art within itself, catching small fish on venues like I’m referring to isn’t easy.

Obviously when pleasure fishing, getting lots of ‘nibbles’ on the canal systems linking the counties together nationwide can be quite easy when the conditions are right. Speed fishing is a method that has to be admired and with that said, for those focusing entirely on putting together a catch of tiny fish from the very start of a match, until the very end of a the five hour match, it truly is quite an endurance test.

There are some that criticise this style of fishing and simply don’t understand the art of successfully putting a fine net of small fish together on a tough canal.

It really is a huge variance from the route taken by many commercial matchmen of today, but it’s one that is again still obviously a firm favourite with the experienced match anglers throughout the country.

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Thoughts that have come to mind after observing that on our canal, winding from the city centre out towards Halsall, it’s a water that’s been in excellent form this week.

Roach catches have been superb out at Halsall with bream showing on several lengths even in the gin clear conditions, taking bread offerings readily.

Liverpool DAA licences will be available in December for 2019, so please support the association within its quest of building on our fish stocks and visit your local tackle shop for a licence.

On the commercial scene, Mistral saw Elton Tackle rod Mick Reed make the journey worthwhile on Sunday, as he notched a win with 60.10.0 of carp to 4lb on pellet at just 8m.

Team mate Ash Clement took a close 55.4.0 for second.

With the club’s Mark Wall, from Huyton took a superb 101.8.0 for a win on the Alliance and Leicester’s club match.

Quality carp on pellet all-round saw Steve Dutton (74.8.0) and Nigel Gaskell (65.12.0) also in the frame respectively.

Sefton Sea Anglers held a small boats competition on the Mersey on Saturday featuring nine boats looking for the best of this club challenge.

Kingfisher took the top honours with 15.14.0 with Zippo’s 8.13.0 in second ahead of third-placed Jedi’s 7.1.0.

Cod, whiting, thornback ray and a conger all featured in a cracking day which saw junior angler Ben Dreaves take the best fish of the day a cod of 5.12.0.

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