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We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
The Shropshire Union Canal: Emergency Appeal
Part of the Shropshire Union Canal has collapsed and is in need of urgent repair. We've started an appeal to help with the restoration of this much-loved waterway
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
11 April 2018
Welcome to the spring 2018 edition of Anglers Update. A lot has happened since we started our quarterly updates back in 2014. Have we ever known a colder, wetter start to the spring? But we hope, like most years, summer will eventually arrive!
Posted by: Anglers' Update
18 December 2017
With the festive season approaching, it seems a good time to take stock and reflect on progress made in the first five years of the Canal & River Trust’s existence.
18 September 2017
Nominate your club’s canal fishery for a 2018 canal pairs qualifier
4 July 2017
Welcome to the summer edition of Anglers Update. Already this summer we have seen air temperatures rise above 30°C, which is never ideal for keeping fish happy. As temperatures rise, their demand for oxygen increases, while at the same time the amount of oxygen that will dissolve in water reduces.
16 March 2017
Welcome to the spring 2017 edition of Anglers Update. It’s certainly been another busy winter with fish rescues. These have now pretty much come to an end until next autumn, although the odd unplanned emergency may come to light between now and then.
16 December 2016
Welcome to the Christmas edition of the anglers’ update. The fisheries & angling team would like to wish all of you the very best for the festive season and 2017.
10 November 2016
Welcome to the autumn edition of our Anglers Update. Working in partnership with National Fishing Month, we launched our Go Fish campaign this summer. We held no fewer than 35 participation events with 917 people trying fishing for the first time.
29 July 2016
Welcome! We kick off our summer 2016 edition of Anglers Update with news about our plans to introduce more people of all ages to angling. Plus, some facts revealed about the Kray twins and Leicester is in the news again!
Find out what the Trust’s fisheries and angling team have been up to. Keep up to date with the latest information on upcoming angling events and recent highlights.