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Pike, Retail Park, Monmouthshire-Brecon Canal, Cwmbran 23 August 2016
A pike (Esox lucius) in the canal by Cwmbran Retail Park. When I was a child, the only major creatures in the canal were newts, sticklebacks and crayfish, but of late the local angling club has been stocking it with carp, tench, roach and, apparently pike. This stretch however, had the GKN Malleable Foundry alongside it up to the 1980s and, in my childhood, was a sterile stretch of water.