Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
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
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
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Looking for somewhere to fish? Remember to get your angling permit first. Our Waterway wanderers permit gives you as an individual angler, or angling clubs as a group, access to many miles of canal fishing in England and Wales.
Most fishing rights on our canal network are licensed to local angling clubs and you need a permit to fish those areas from that local club - see our fisheries listing for the nearest one to you.
Some stretches are not covered by local clubs. For those stretches you must have one of our Waterway wanderers permits before you fish.
The Waterway wanderers permit is an annual permit - it runs for 12 months from the date of issue.
*If you are an individual member of the Angling Trust, you also get the £10 concessionary rate - as long as you provide a photocopy of your membership card.
* Columns relate to number of participating members, number of matches with no peg fees (only the booking fee is needed) and maximum size of free match.
£3 per peg plus the booking fee for extra matches on top of your free allocation.
Note: not all club members need to purchase a Waterway wanderers permit.
Match fishing arrangements for registered clubs are outlined above. For non registered clubs wanting to book a match the match peg fee will be £5 per peg plus a £10 booking fee with a minimum match size of 10 pegs.
As with all things in life, there are a few rules we ask you to follow please:
For all permit enquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To buy your permit, please forward a cheque made payable to Canal & River Trust to:
Waterway WanderersCanal & River TrustFirst Floor North, Station House500 Elder GateMilton Keynes MK9 1BB
Please include your full name and address and if applying for a concessionary permit, include a photocopy of proof of age or Angling Trust membership. The fastest way to get your permit is by email, so please include your email address otherwise please allow 14 days for delivery by post.
To become an Angling Trust member and get a discounted season permit call: 08447 700616. To get a rod licence call: 08448 005386.
Find a fishery
Get a permit from the club - search our database of clubs with rights to fish along our waterways
Find a Waterways Wanderers stretch
Find out which parts of our canals and rivers you can fish on using your Waterways wanderers permit
Last date edited: 12 January 2018