Following the Government’s announcement on 23 March, we're asking all anglers to follow current guidance and stop fishing on our canals, reservoirs and other stillwaters for the time being.

Please read our full statement on coronavirus and angling to find out more.

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.

Find a place to fish on our canals by using our search box on the right. You'll need a permit to fish, either from one of the many angling clubs that help us manage the fisheries or direct from us with Waterways Wanderers.

Before you go fishing on any canal or river you will 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 our National Angling Advisory Group.