St Helens Canal (The Hotties)

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St Helens Canal (The Hotties)
St Helens

Isle of Wight
Merseyside
WA10 1
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The “Hotties” section of the Sankey Canal in St. Helens has an interesting history. It used to be a reservoir for Pilkington’s, a local glass company, which heated up the water and then sprayed it back into the canal. In the 1960s, tropical fish were released into the canal from a pet shop, including aggressive cichlids. These fish became a problem for local anglers as they would bite through fishing lines. This made fishing in the “Hotties” section of the canal a bit more challenging and exciting.

It’s important to follow the rules and guidelines for fishing in this area, as they may have changed since then.

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