Harinxma Canal - 13.08.2017
A visit to the Harinxma Canal today to fish with Owen Poulsen. I have never fished up here before, so it should be interesting.
The canal is wide and there is a lot of boat traffic - big boats as well. The canal is not moving very much but the waves will be a challenge today.
I set up a couple of rigs for 11.5m and one for the inside. The usual Drennan 1g AS5 down the side, and a Dave Harrell 1.5g DH13 with an olivette and 3 No. 9 droppers, and a Preston Innovations 1g Inter Carbon, with an olivette and a string of No. 11 Stotz.
I made up 11 balls of groundbait full of joker and a few casters and balled it in at 11m at the start. I have put some softer groundbait to the side to top up with later on.
The bites came fairly quickly and I was putting a few fish in the net. Owen seemed to be struggling, and was certainly catching less than me.
It was the boats that really made the fishing difficult.
Unfortunately, there are too many boats here to make it worth a return visit. Goodbye Harinxma Canal.