Pocklington Canal

Canal Lane, Pocklington, YO42 1, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Finished in 1818, the Pocklington Canal is a relatively broad canal which runs for 9.5 miles through nine locks from the Canal Head near Pocklington, to the River Derwent which it joins near East Cottingwith. Most of it lies within a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Much of the canal is shallow, silted and increasingly encroached by weed and reeds. However, these do lead to a very rich and varied environment which attracts a multitude of bird life, and the quiet and careful angler can often be rewarded with views of kingfishers and little grebes; perfect when the fish aren't biting! Species and TacticsTench and roach are the most common species and both run to a reasonable size. The best of the tench fishing occurs early and late during warm, settled weather. There are plenty of pike, mostly jacks though occasionally fish running well into double-figures are caught. Decent bream are present but rather localized in distribution. Carp have been stocked by the YDAA. Other species include perch and eels.

Address: Canal Lane, Pocklington, YO42 1, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Website: http://www.ydaa.org.uk/ydaa_canals.html

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