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  1. Rochdale Canal / Jam Works

    At 7.55am the canal was normal, at 8.05 when the hot water started to be pumped into the canal, the centre of the canal was a mass of fish of all kinds, perch, roach, occasionally a large carp, goldies could be seen and heard taking floating bread and other discarded bait in the weeds just a matter of feet out. All of a sudden a swirl would signal the arrival of a pike and they could be seen with fish across their jaws which they would then turn head first and depending on size scales would cascade ...
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  2. Oldham mill lodge fishing

    I got the bug around 1959 after a visit to The Bank Top mill lodge Wellyhole St, Oldham, does anyone remember it? I caught small perch but saw carp and goldies spread across the lodge in their hundreds. I also saw a Tench, Gudgeon and Roach dead when the lodge was poisoned by the owners to discourage angling.
    I moved to Osborne St next to Stotts Mill and there saw more carp and goldies than anyone could possibly imagine, at lunch time I would deliver sandwiches to the workers and watch the ...
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