Fishing

Discover the tranquil pleasures of fishing Britain's canals and rivers, find fisheries near you and read our fishing guidelines.

Fishing is one of the best ways to experience Britain's slow-flowing canals and rivers. Fishing rights to many stretches of our canal network belong to local fisheries or angling clubs. You can find their contact details using our 'find a fishery' search. Read More

Canals boast both coarse and game fisheries, with carp, roach, barbel, tench and pike being among the most common fish species. Our listings of individual fisheries often detail the species you can catch there.

Before you go fishing on any canal or river you will need to purchase your rod licence from the Environment Agency.

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