After having fished my local stretch of canal on a couple of occasions with no joy, I have at last bagged a few small Zander from the cut. Interestingly they are all very small in fact all under 2 pounds so I suspect that this stretch might well have been electro'd in the the past. Smallest being "hand-sized".
After missing lots of fish on a light float set up I have settled now on fishing a running link with very small bobbins and alarms. On the canal this allows for good bait placement with the tow going backwards and forwards constantly.
I have also netted some crayfish, ruffe and perch, which again interests me as all predatory species.