Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
Work for us
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
Summer safety by the water
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to be able to enjoy our canals and rivers in the safest possible way
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
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
Winter open days
Our open days offer a different perspective of our waterways, a behind-the-scenes look at the great work we do. A free day out for all the family.
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.
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?
Volunteering in partnership
Want to make a real difference to your community? You could join over 400 groups who volunteer with us every year
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
100% of your donation will be used to make life better by water
Canals are better with Friends
Becoming a Friend by making a monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to support our work
Leave a legacy
Will you leave a gift in your Will to keep the canals and rivers you care about alive?
Give in memory
Celebrate the life of a loved one by giving a gift in their memory
Give in celebration
Got a favourite place in mind? Dedicate it in celebration of a loved one today
Make a difference to the wellbeing of your community
We care for our supporters
We are caring and open and aim to put our supporters at the heart of everything we do
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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.