This saturday I took a wonder up the medlock right through the city centre. I've found a place at the back of the NCP behind the palace hotel where you can hop over the fence into the river, everywhere else is about a 15 foot drop down. I didn't half get some funny looks of people looking down at me. I found two small swims but the river was very low, a few stickleback clung on to my maggots in a deeper hole where I got in. I carried on walking up stream to where the river comes out from under the uni, you could carry on walking to the other side with a torch as the river turns into a 2ft storm drain. This is an amazing swim, I only caught the one chub but it was a chunky fish, I was more intrested in exploring than fishing. I've looked down to this swim in the summer threw bits of my chocy bar in to watch some massive chub snap it up, one looked around the 5-6lb mark, gonna leave this place till summer.