On 1 May the Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain took control of 35 miles of fishing on the Lancaster canal from the canal start at Ashton Basin in Preston right through to Bridge 118 near to Morecambe including the Glasson Branch.
Carl Nicholls, fisheries & angling manager for the Canal & River Trust said: “The Lancaster Canal is a fantastic fishery and over many years has developed its own unique character. We’re delighted that such a well organised angling club like the Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain is able to offer their resources to help manage and maintain the quality of the fishing available along the canal and help protect fish stocks from unauthorised fishing, predation and theft.”
Alan Dudhill, general secretary, Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain adds: “We're very excited about the fishery project and have put a lot of effort into setting it up. Hopefully this will lead to us getting involved in other projects of a similar nature. I think it's important for angling clubs to work with the Canal & River Trust and in partnership with other organisations, clubs and local anglers. Fisheries can be difficult to manage but this is made much easier by working as a team and involving everyone.”
For more information and to book advance permits to fish visit www.pikeanglersclub.co.uk/lancaster-canal/