Took another trip to the Bridgewater Canal this evening and christened my new rod,with 2 pike, both caught using an Abu Garcia 35g Atom Spoon. I also lost one, which looked to be a decent fish.
The weather was warm and sunny with a slight breeze.
Both fish, and the one I lost were caught early in the session, which seems to back up the theory that the afternoon is the best time for Pike.
Saw a couple of unusual sights on the canal, and I think they were linked. First I saw a dead Dog in the Canal with both it's front legs tied, it looked like one of those fighting dogs, it's face was very scarred. Then a mile or so further up the canal I saw a dead Badger floating in the water, most unusual.