Hi , Been fishing myself since i was 8 catching roach and tench on the leeds liverpool in maghull. Now I'm in my Forties living in cheshire mostly Carp fishing , I eat sleep and breath my fishing but still don't seem to get out enough. :j
We used to get the train over, get off at Old Roan and walk up and down depending on how full the canal was, I couldn't tell you the names of the specific lengths, but yes we used to fish for tench alongside pads.
Have you fished there recently? I bet it's empty now!
Went back last year visiting family nearby and could not resist a look at the canal. Empty banks and I could spot roach,tench and carp.I may give it a try for nostalga one day. Right now though just fancy a few chub from the weaver.