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05-01-2012 : FISHING ON YOUR CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY

Whether you are an absolute beginner or looking for that catch of a lifetime there is no better opportunity than to spend some time fishing on your Canal Boat Holiday.

Relax and cast your line from the canal or river bank in perfect peaceful surroundings all from the comfort of your Canal Boat.

You will need a licence which can be obtained from any main Post Office or from the environment agency.

You may also need a day ticket to fish in the canals and but your home marina will be able to advise you of this.

Obey the signs as some fishing rights may be held by local fishing clubs and fishing may be prohibited on some stretches of the waterways.

Fishing is prohibited on British rivers between 15th March and 15th June, the close season, but you can fish on rivers outside these dates and on canals at any time.

All catches must be kept in a holding net and must be returned unharmed to the waters.

If you just want to give fishing a try and need to buy equipment then go into your local tackle shop and tell them what you want to do you do not need to spend a fortune on an expensive kit.

However, if you actually want to do some serious fishing on your Canal Boat Holiday then buy some lighter strength line 1 to 2 lbs breaking strain will do and some smaller floats and hooks.

Landing nets, unhooking mats and the correct unhooking tools should also be part of your basic equipment.

There are some rules and regulations when fishing on your Canal Boat Holiday but these are simple and most of them are common sense.

Before you go fishing ensure you read the The Waterways Code available to download on line at www.

Britishwaterways.

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