Kennet & Avon Canal, Woolhampton

Brief description of fishery:

The fishery consists of about 1000 yards of the Kennet and Avon canal. The fishing is upstream of Woolhampton Lock (number 94) on the south bank as far as the swing bridge. Upstream of the swing bridge, the fishing switches to the north bank and goes up as far as Heales Lock (number 93). The Fishery is shared with Reed Thatcham AA and King Heron AS.

Members are forbidden to fish in the locks. A maximum of two rods may be used.

Night fishing is not permitted. No coarse fishing is allowed between 15th March and 15th June.

If you have any questions or you would like further information on this water please contact the fishery manager.

If you witness any problems involving boats, bridges, locks on the canal please phone the CRT on 0800 47 999 47.

Fishery rules

  1. General
    1. The fishery consists of about 1000 yards of the Kennet and Avon canal. The fishing is upstream of Woolhampton Lock (number 94) on the south bank as far as the swing bridge. Upstream of the swing bridge, the fishing switches to the north bank and goes up as far as Heales Lock (number 93). The Fishery is shared with Reed Thatcham AA and King Heron AS.
    2. Members are forbidden to fish in the locks.
    3. A maximum of two rods may be used.
  2. Night fishing
    1. Night fishing is not permitted
  3. Close season
    1. No coarse fishing is allowed between 15th March and 15th June.

Address

What3words – ///turkeys.haystack.public

Nearest postcode – RG7 5SH

From Junction 12 on the M4 motorway, take the A4 towards Newbury until you get to the village of Woolhampton. Take the first turning on the left, Station Road, opposite the Angel public house, in the centre of the village and pass over the level crossing and river. Immediately you will see on the Rowbarge public house on your right. Coming from Newbury turn right at the Angel.

Access & Parking

Twenty vehicle parking places are reserved for canal users at the rear of the Rowbarge pub car park. Please display your car park permit.

Species

  • Barbel
  • Bream
  • Chub
  • Dace
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Tench
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