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).
City of London
The City controls fishing on 24 lakes and ponds in Epping Forest 3 of which have had special works carried out to ensure they are accessible to disabled anglers and the less able. The lakes and ponds are:
Balwins Pond, Bell Coomon Pond, South Blackweir Pond, Bullrush Pond, Butlers Retreat, Higham Park Lake, Johnstons Pond, Knighton Land, Reigh Lake, Lower Forest Lake, Oak Hill South Park, Ornamental Waters, Perch Pond, Pizzle Pit, South Potato Pond, Staples Pond, Theydon Bois Pond, Wake Valley Pond, Hawcock Ponds, Warren Pond.
Earls Path Pond, Hollow Pond, Connaught Water have the accessibility improvementsfor the disabled.
Looks like all you need is your rod license, only fish in permitted waters and the closed season does apply.
2 lakes Eagle and Mount holding good stock of fish including common and mirror carp bream, eels, perch, pike, roach, rudd and tench. Permits can be bought online from Lambeth.gov.uk/forms/apply-for-a-fishing-permit
Google Map Reference 51.456260 -0.147596 Post Code SW4 9DE or just get the Tube to Clapham South, it's just a short walk from there..
A 25.5 acre mixed fishery in a public park with toilets including facilities for disabled persons. Permits are available on site on a day or season basis. The close season applies.
Google Map 51.405977, -0.075275 Post Code SE25 4DX
Fairlops in Ilford has 2 lakes, a 3 acre specimen carp lake with 30lb+ fish. There is a larger 38 acre lake with big pike and carp (30+) plus roach, bream and roach, (big pike need to eat).
Day tickets and membership avaiable. There is a platform for diasabled anglers.
Google Map 51.598066, 0.104656 Post Cost IG6 3HN
Free fishing on the river (where there is public access and you have a rod license) from Staines Bridge down to Teddington Lock. Fish, various, who knows you might get a salmon nowadays.
Staines Bridge Google Map 51.433211, -0.516965Post Code TW18 4QY Teddington Lock Google Map 51.430555, -0.321844 Post Code TW11 9NH
Thamesmead Town Angling Club
Thamesmean Town AC have fishing on 3 lakes:
Gallions, a day ticket water (excludes the canal) with carp to the high 20s, bream to 9lbs, roach to 2lb+ . Google Map 51.498357, 0.086191 POst Code SE28 0HX
Birchmere, 11 acres, holding several carp to 30+, pike to 20lbs (it once held the British record of 41lbs) roach to 3lbs, perch, bream to double figures, tench to 8lbs. Google Map 51.499105, 0.110249 Post Code SE28 8EG
Swimming Pool Lake is for members only. Bream, carp, perch, roach, pike. Google Map 51.508178, 0.109638 Post Code SE28 8RE
The lakes are accessible to disabled anglers although there are no pegs specifically set up for them. There are no loos on site.
They have a lively match scene. Membership online from their web site, discounts for seniors, disabled and juniors.
Walthamstow Reservoirs consists of 9 reservoirs 6 of which are coarse venues plus there is the Copperstream. The water in the stream is, off course, immaculate even though as they often say, London water has passed through the human body 7 times! Does something for the fish though there are some crackers.
The reserviors are numbers 1, 2 and 3, Lower Maynard, Lochwood and West Warwick Permits from Thames Water, season and day, concessions.
Call 07747 641 179
Google Map Reference 51.586469 -0.052417