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.
In the end, I managed to put a few fish together and weighed almost 6 kilos. Plenty of bites between the boats.
Unfortunately, there are too many boats here to make it worth a return visit. Goodbye Harinxma Canal.