Royal military canal [HYTHE]

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Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by Totman » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:57 pm

Just wondering having fished the military at hythe on a regular basis over 40 years ago , used to catch some fine bream carp and tench .
used to seem strange fishing there with the sea not to far behind where you would be fishing .
Does anyone have an update on the military canal ,would be very interested
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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by Tengisgol » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:11 pm

I can remember going there on my club coach outings in the 1980's (edit late seventies actually). I'd never fished a canal before and, as a twelve year old, I can recall looking in my books and reading up about the 'boat channel'. The Royal Military has left a beautiful image in my mind. My little float sitting just past the lily pads and catching a few roach and perch.

I'd be interested in an update too.
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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by RBTraditional » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:22 pm

Still fishes well chaps and is just as peaceful as it always was. The tench and bream fishing can be superb, the big carp are still in there, but not in huge numbers as are very good pike.
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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by Stuart Whiting » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:42 am

RBTraditional wrote:Still fishes well chaps and is just as peaceful as it always was. The tench and bream fishing can be superb, the big carp are still in there, but not in huge numbers as are very good pike.
Just how I remember it Rob :Thumb:

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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by Harry H » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:41 pm

It featured on Country File on Sunday it looked lovely, apparently built as a defensive structure against invasion from Napoleon.
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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by Stuart Whiting » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:28 pm

Harry H wrote:It featured on Country File on Sunday it looked lovely, apparently built as a defensive structure against invasion from Napoleon.
The Military' canal as you rightly say was built as a defensive structure from Napoleon invasion but it never got used as the war actually finished before they finished the defence :Hat:

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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by Guggs » Sun May 15, 2016 10:45 am

I'll be in Hythe for a few days in the coming week and I'm planning to fish the RM Canal for the first time ever. My favourite species is gudgeon so can anyone give me a few tips on the best places to hunt for them? I'll have several sessions during the week and I travel light with a roving approach so distance from road access is no problem.

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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by Guggs » Tue May 17, 2016 10:38 pm

Today I fished Hamstreet and West Hythe. Plenty of rudd, beautiful roach and a few small perch plus three eels but no gudgeon.

HELP!!!

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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by FloatFisher » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:47 pm

There is a dyke or drain which runs on the Northern side of the canal by the bridge to the south of Hamstreet village. Are there any fish in it?

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Re: Royal military canal [HYTHE]

Post by Olly » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:56 pm

I am able to fish the Rother Fishery Assn section - but never even seen it!

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