You can now buy your Waterway Wanderers permit over the phone using a credit or debit card. It gives individual anglers, or angling clubs as a group, access to miles of canal fishing in England and Wales.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
You'll then receive a reference number by email. Call our customer service team during office hours on 0303 040 4040 and give them the reference number along with your card details when asked. You'll receive your permit back in an email.
If you still prefer to pay by cheque or have your permit sent by post, please send a cheque made payable to Canal & River Trust to us at:
Canal & River Trust
First Floor North, Station House
500 Elder Gate
Milton 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. Please allow 14 days for delivery by post.
As the charity that looks after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales, we own the fishing rights for these waterways. It's with your support that we can make sure they're open and accessible for everyone to use and enjoy, every day.
We work with local angling clubs to manage the fishing rights on some of our canals, so you'll need to get your fishing permit from those clubs. See our fisheries list for the nearest club to you.
Many stretches are not rented to local clubs. For the stretches on this list you must have one of our Waterway Wanderers permits before you fish.
The Waterway Wanderers permit runs for 12 months from the date it's issued.
You can still use our Fisheries List to find the Waterway Wanderers stretches near to where you are or want to fish. They'll be listed as 'Waterway Wanderers'. Then, click that link to see a map of the stretch details. (Please note: we are currently reviewing all our Waterways Wanderers locations as some of them are no longer under the scheme. We'll be introducing a new, updated map as soon as possible.)
As with all things in life, there are a few rules we ask you to follow, please:
|Number of participating members||Number of free matches||Maximum size|
|35 and upwards||10||100 pegs|
* 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.
Last date edited: 24 January 2019