The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.
The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to go fishing on an impressive amount of water throughout England (for just £20).
Nice sized lake on the A3056 near Newport with stocks of carp, roach, chub and other species. For enquiries call 07971 524633.
Google Map 50.666202, -1.231973 Post Code PO30 3AP
Isle of Wight Freshwater Angling Company
IoWFAC is a members club with fishing on lakes and the river Yar. Day Tickets are available for some lakes. The waters are:
Gunville, a 2.5 acre lake surrounded by trees, up to 18 feet deep in places. The lake holds carp to 35lbs, tench, pike to 20s, roach and bream. DT Google Map 50.701200, -1.330606 Post Code PO30 5QH
Merstone, 3 lakes:
Kingfisher is 2.3 acres with carp to 15lbs, ide, bream, tench, roach, perch, crucians. DT
Minnow, a .25 acre lake set up to be accessible to disabled anglers, stocked with carp, roach, perch and chub. DT
Heron, members only, 3.5 acres with carp to 28lbs, tench, bream, pike, perch.
Google Map 50.663731, -1.262081 Post Code PO30 3DD
Holliers, there are 5 lakes here under development 2 of which, Old Island and New Lake, are now open. The lakes hold carp, bream, roach, tench, crucians, perch, eels.
The club also has fishing on the river Yar, upstream from Yarbridge all year, down stream is restricted to 15th July to 30th October. The river holds carp, bream, perch, dace, roach and gudgeon. No day tickets for the Yar. Google Map 50.673557, -1.142738. Post Code PO36 0AA
Day tickets can be bought from:
East Cowes Tackle, Odessa Angling in Newport, Tims Tackle in Rookley and UK Hook in Shanklin.
No day tickets on a Sunday if there is a match on.
The fishery near Whitwell is part of farm house accomodation complex with a range of activities. There are 3 lakes adjacent to each other covering about 1.5 acres. The lakes are stocked with roach, tench and carp to 20lb. There is parking and toilets nearby.
Day tickets available, call 01983 730783.
Google Map 50.600818, -1.255635 Post Code PO38 2AF
A 2 lake fishery near Rookley;
Small Lake, is .75 acres, a pleasure lake with a good mix of species including, roach, rudd, perch, tench, golden tench, mirror and common carp in the 8 to 15lb range with a few doubles.
Large Lake is a 2 acre specimen carp lake with 130 doubles, 100 in the 20s and 20 over the 30lb mark.
Tackle shop on site for permits. Call 01983 721675
Google Map 50.653164, -1.276642 Post Code PO38 3 LU