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).
Alcott Farm Fishery
Near Alvechurch , consists of 2 pools, Match Pool and Small Pool. Match pool holds common and mirror carp to double figures plus, crucians, tench, bream and roach. Small Pool has been stocked with double figure carp and a lot of silver fish There is good disabled access to this fishery.
Call 01564 824051 or 07718 159951
Google Map Reference 52.357181, -1.923437 Post Code B48 7EH (they advise you not to depend on Satnav, folks get lost using it)
Near Evesham, is a private fishery on the Warwickshire Avon with one heck of a reputation for stonking good fish, does 40lb plus carp interest you? Read on. 40 pegs along the stretch of river covering fast water with top notch chub and slower, deeper water with very big carp, 30lb plus pike, big barbel, tench, bream and roach. There was a 48lb carp recorded off this water. There are caravan and camping facilities so you can settle in for a long stay while you pursue a rod bending specimen.
Call 01386 48065
Google Map Reference 52.130449, -1.905830 Post Code WR11 8QT
Beckford, a former sand quarry, consists of 9 lakes, 3 of which are available for day tickets. Good 20lb plus carp and big roach plus rudd, tench and eels.
Call 07762 438769
Google Map Reference 52.019983, -2.038039
Broadacres is a 4 lake fishery located near Hanbury, the lakes are:
Main Lake, a carp / pleasure lake stocked with carp, common and miror, bream, roach, tench, perch and crucians.
Charlies Pool, an acre, good pleasure water with lots of F1, bream, roach, tench and chub.
Bills Pool, 1 acre, 27 pegs with 3 islands. Common and mirror carp.
Specimen Pool, 0.75acres with commons to 30+ and mirror in the twenties.
Match bookings taken call 01527 821880 or 07886721141
There is a club house with level access where hot and cold food and beverages are served. There are male and female toilets.
Many pegs are accessible to disabled anglers.
Google Map 52.275940, -2.028234 Post Code B60 4HS
Cob House Fisheries
On the B4204 between Marley and Peachley, consists of 5 coarse fishing pool, they are;
Victorian Pools, (pips Willow, Jade Island, Ryan's and Listers Pools). Former stew ponds with carp to 20lbs, tench, barbel, crucians, chub, large perch and some brown trout. Day tickets available.
Laurel Pool, 23 pegs, available for match fishing, small carp, roach, rudd, bream, true crucians, green and golden tench.
Oak Pool, common and mirror carp, silvers, good small match venue with weights to 345lbs recorded.
Wyatts Pool, 30 pegs designed for wheel chair accesss, carp averaging 4lbs plus a few bigger fish, silver.
Chestnut Pool day ticket and match fishing
There is the Mayfly Cafe, toilets on site and facilities for disabled anlgers extend to other pools.
Match bookings welcome. Call 01886 888517
Google Map Reference 52.224961, -2.328039 Post Code WR6 6YE
Located near Kempsey, the fishery has 2 lakes of 1 acre each, Breedon and Malvern. Stocked with carp, bream and roach there are 34 well positioned pegs with some pegs designed for wheelchair users (please call in advance to book you place).
There is a lodge on site serving hot and cold food and drinks, there are toilets and washing facilities including facilities for disabled persons. The Lodge has level access from the adjacent car park.
Call 07793 782471
Google Map 52.145753, -2.176713 Post Code WR5 3QH
Hawford, offer fishing on 4 lakes and a stretch of the river Salwarpe. The pools are The Bridge, Reddings, Penlake and Broomhill.
The Bridge holds ghost, common, mirror and leather carp to 20lbs plus chub and perch. 15 pegs available for match fishing.
Reddings up to 6ft deep has 20lb plus carp and a few tench. 25 pegs available for match fishing.
Penlake 5 to 9ft deep holds carp, silver fish, 20 pegs available for match fishing.
Broomhill 2 acres 4 to 8ft deep holds carp, chub, rudd, perch and bream.
1 mile of the river Salwarpe, approx 9 ft deep, is challenging but holds some good roach, pike, perch, barbel and chub. 15 pegs day tickets and match.
Call 01905 620968
Google Map Reference 52.238484, -2.225852 Post Code WR3 7SE
Furnace Mill Fishery
Near Kidderminster, consists of 4 pools:
Furnace Pool is a 1.5 acre lake formerly the mill pond for an old cannon ball factory. The lake has a reputation for being chockers with fish including some good carp. There are also roach up to 3lbs, tench, bream to 12lb average 1.5 to 5lbs, mirror and ghost carp to doubles.
Mucky Meadow with good roach, tench, bream, crucians and carp (mirror, ghost, common 3 to 6lbs, there are also rudd, orfe and perch.
Willow Pool, with roach, carp, bream, tench, crucians, chub
Mill Pool with roach, orfe, carp including common, mirror and ghost, tench and bream
There is a well equipped lodge with a tackle shop, snacks and toilets. Good access for disabled anglers.
Call 01299 266777
Google Map Reference 52.385517, -2.416809
Holt Fleet Fishery
Worcester, offer fishing on a 2 lakes, the 2 acre Old Pool and the latest addition, the New Pool, with with 40 and 30 pegs respectively, plus a stretch of the river Severn. The lake holds good common and mirror carp to the mid twenties plus tench. On the Severn there are pike, roach, chub, barbel and bream. There is a fully equipped camp site.
Call 07543 054783
Google Map Reference 52.269825, -2.254486 WR6 6NN
Located near Halesowen Hunnington is a match and pleasure fishery with 4 pools loaded with fish to keep you busy.
The pools are;
Kingfisher Pool takes 32 anglers. Lots of carp in the 2 to 5lb range some to 15lb and lots of 10s, good for building up the numbers in a match. In addition there are tench, crucians, bream to 6lbs, roach, perch, rudd, chub.
Heron Pool, takes 24 anglers. Lots of 2 to 3lb carp with some bigger fish to 18lbs. Also tench, bream, silvers.
Mallard Pool 12 anglers. Lots of small carp with some in the 6 to 19lb range, tench, crucians, roach, chub.
Coot Pool, lots of small carp, there is a 25 pounder, tench.
Call 07810 824006
Google Map 52.421137 -2.057089 Post Code B62 0JW
Leigh Sinton Fishery
Located near Malvern this fishery consists of 6 pools within a 260 acre site. It includes a cafe and tackle shop. The lakes are :
Bluebell; 23 pegs mixed coarse fishery
Woodland View, 28 pegs with carp to 20lbs.
Lake 2000, 27 pegs good carp
Kingfisher, 31 pegs holding a variety of carp species.
Badgers Brook, 15 pegs, mixed fishery with some carp to the 30lb plus mark.
Paddock, 28 pegs carp to mid teens and some big eels.
There is a carp syndicate which you can join and enjoy night fishing. Day tickets are available from the cafe or if the cafe is shut there is a coin operated ticket machine next to Kingfisher Lake.
Call 01886 832305
Google Map Post 52.148123, -2.330443 Code WR14 1UU
Top Barn Fishery
Located in Holt Fleet there are now 2 lakes available; Woodside with 15 pegs stocked with carp 3 to 25lbs, bream and silvers and Glebe, a 58 peg mixed fishery with carp to 20lbs.
Day and season tickets available.
They have installed custom built platforms for wheel chair users and there are facilities for disabled on this extensive stite.
Call 07739 746660
Google Map 52.190845, -2.554766 Post Code WR6 6NJ
Located near Droitwick this fishery has 9 pools all accessible to anglers with disabilities. The pools are :
Arles, 40 pegs on a good pole fishing pool. Common, mirror, ghost and leather carp to 20lbs averaging 5 to 6lb also tench, bream, perch and crucians.
High Pool, 1.5 acres with 35 pegs, carp to mid 20s, many doubles and barbel to 10lbs.
Front Deans and Back Deans, 2 pools totalling 64 pegs. Common, morror, ghost and leather carp averaging about 5 to 6lbs some go to 20. There are also tench, bream, barbel, roach, rudd and perch.
Hay and Barley a match fishing venue, canal style with 20 pegs, good for the pole so fishing one side only as the pool is only 20 metres wide. Carp, tench, skimmers, perch and roach.
Ghost Pool is an other cometition water with 25 pegs. Carp to 20lbs, skimmers, perch and roach.
Big Als is a mixed fishery with carp to 15lbs, roach, rudd, tench, bream, perch, there are 20 pegs.
Little Als pool 20 pegs with carp to 15lbs, roach, rudd, tench, bream, perch.
Woodlands, a small pool with lots of fish, popular with kids, elderly and disabled . Lots of roach, rudd, mirror and common carp to 12lbs, crucians, perch, bream and some chub.
Pegs are suitable for wheelchair user with concrete bases. There is also a cafe with toilets including disabled facilities.
Call 01905 620872
Google Map 52.279509, -2.208728 Post Code WR9 0AU