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2. Plumbing the depth

The second part of our fishing series looks at plumbing the depth, which means finding out how deep the canal is.

Things to remember

  • We fish on the bottom of the canal because, more often than not, this is where the fish live.

  • Stay safe. It's safer to fish as part of a group, and children must always have the permission of a parent or guardian.

  • Before you go fishing you need a rod licence if you are 12 years of age or older. You also need permission from the fishery owner/angling club.


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Last Edited: 24 December 2020

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