DESCRIPTION. Wolverhampton AA control the fishing, either side of Teddesley Lock on this lengthy and popular stretch of the Staffs-Worcs Canal. It is your typical narrow Midlands canal with an amazing difference in that it has and can produce the odd ‘commercial’ type weight of fish. The main species are roach to at least 1 lb 8 oz, chub to 4 lb, perch to 3 lb and plenty of gudgeon. It doesn’t stop there as the bream can reach 8 lb. There are carp, some dace and even the odd but very rare tench.
TACTICS. Try for the bigger specimens, namely chub, perch and bream, to float fished caster over caster feed, sometimes a bit of chopped worm can help. For roach catches float fish single caster over hemp and caster feed, occasionally maggot will take quality
roach too. For mixed catches of smaller fish float fish squatt and pinkie. Take care if fishing the roadside length with a pole, it is a busy road.
GOOD SWIMS. Try the canopy area for chub catches.
TICKETS. £3 per day, on the bank. Wolverhampton AA season £15, concessions available, from the local tackle shops. Fishing dawn until dusk only. Enquiries: 01922 412762. Midlands byelaws. Open all year.
LOCAL TACKLE SHOP. Ian’s Tackle, Penkridge, ST19 5NZ. Tel: 01785 715744.
LOCATION. From Wolverhampton take the A449 towards Stafford. In Penkridge turn right, opposite the Littleton Arms, into Crown Bridge. Bear left into Mill Street and keep on this road as it merges into Teddesley Road. Go under the motorway bridge and continue on. You will come to a large lay-by on your right, adjacent to the canal and Teddesley Boat Yard. Park here and access the canal to the left or right.
SAT NAV. ST19 5RH (Teddesley Boat Yard).