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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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
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/
Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
16 March 2018
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
15 March 2018
Artists launch ambitious cultural programme in Worcester
12 March 2018
Fradley event gives fascinating insight into our feathered friends
We're calling for boaters to take part in our 'boat owners views survey'
9 March 2018
Take a 'lock' behind the ‘Seends’ of the Kennet & Avon Canal
Gender pay gap statement published
8 March 2018
We're announcing changes to boat licensing
6 March 2018