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.

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. 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.