Fishing

Fishing is famous for being one of the best ways to get outside, relax and enjoy a healthier, happier life. Our canals and rivers teem with a rich diversity of fish, and our dedicated team of fisheries and angling experts work hard so you can enjoy a good day's fishing every day.

Before you go

To fish on any canal or river, you'll need to buy your rod licence from the Environment Agency, plus a permit to fish from either the local angling club or our Waterways Wanderers Scheme.

Remember, our waterways can be lively places. Please read our guide on Sharing the Space.

Read about how we're supported and guided by a group of skilled angling professionals in ourĀ National Angling Advisory Group.