SK0418 : Angling on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Rugeley

taken 6 years ago, near to Rugeley, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Angling on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Rugeley
Angling on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Rugeley
A fishing competition is in progress. Sometimes this can spread for up to a mile, and anglers expect all boats to slow down to a crawl, and can be quite surly about it. Luckily, on other days the many individual angling enthusiasts are sometimes cheerful and exchange friendly banter with boat crews, and I am always well impressed by the few who actally thank us for slowing down to avoid disturbing their ground bait deposits.
Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is 935 miles in length from Derwent Mouth to Preston Brook. The first cut was made by Josiah Wedgwood in July 1766 at Middleport (Stoke-on-Trent). The eastern section between Derwent Mouth and Shugborough (the junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal) was already operational by 1770 and the whole canal through to Preston Brook, where it linked with the Bridgewater Canal was open for business by 1777. James Brindley was the engineer until his death in 1772. There are seventy-six locks en route to raise and lower the water level where hills impede the course. There are four tunnels, including the famous Harecastle Tunnel near Stoke-on-Trent.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 December, 2018
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0444 1885 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0338N 1:56.1381W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0446 1881
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