We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Fish species

We're pleased to say that our canals and rivers hold a great variety of fish. Read more about the types of fish you can find along the inland waterway network.

Tench, courtesy of Jack Perks Tench, courtesy of Jack Perks

The more you know about a fish, the more fun you can have fishing. Our fisheries and angling manager, Carl Nicholls, has put together this helpful guide to the most common types of fish foundĀ in our canals and rivers. He even includes hints and tips on the best ways to catch specific fish.

Remember to buy your rod licence before you go fishing.

All references to record-breaking size fish are taken from the British Record Fish Committee January 2015.

Our fish species guide has been brought to life thanks to wonderful images from Jack Perks Photography.

Last date edited: 14 February 2017