From bristol to bath the waterway follows the natural course of the river avon before the canal links it to the river. Also known as the kennet and avon navigation this waterway runs through western berkshire along the river kennet into reading where it meets the thames.
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Kennet and avon canal fishing. The kennet avon canal trust was formed and with hard work and dedication these volunteers gradually restored the canal to its former glory. Times 1hr before sunrise to 1hr after sunset or 9pm whichever is later no close season fishing. There are numerous stretches where angling is available much of it on a season ticket.
Fishing the kennet avon canal. A canal venue that can have some good flow at the top end making it a good venue when the river is up and running. Devizes aa waters will open for fishing 8am on wed 13th may 2020 please read statement and conditions on notices page before fishing.
Postcode rg7 4bd. There are more traditional venues where shorter evening sessions can give great sport with quality fish. John ellis national fisheries and angling team.
Cracking fishing is not all about commercial waters. In 1990 the queen officially reopened the canal and since then it has gone from strength to strength with the help of a 25m heritage lottery fund grant. The kennet and avon canal is a waterway in southern england with an overall length of 87 miles 140 km made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a canal the name is used to refer to the entire length of the navigation rather than solely to the central canal section.
The kennet and avon canal is a typical example of a wild water where you can cash in on some brilliant summer sport with a variety of species. Big perch and chub show throughout a s do roach and a good head of tench. Kennet avon canal posted on november 14 2011 by admin 0 comments without doubt the finest canal fishery in the british isles the kennet and avon contains all the major coarse fish species many well over specimen size and trout some of the latter being giants of their kind too.
This stretch of canal runs from upstream of hungerford not far from where the railway crosses the canal all the way down through the town and ends east of dunmere lock. Kennet avon canal is as popular as ever june 13 2013 bauer xcel with the explosion of commercials in recent years canal fishing has become less popular in many parts of the country but there is one canal in the south which still attracts hundreds of anglers every week many of whom enjoy a healthy match circuit which the venue boasts. Was established in 1893 and its headquarters are based at in the market town of devizes wiltshire along side the kennet and avon canal and the famous caen hill flight of locks.
The oldest fishing club agreement found on the kennet avon canal is dated 1878. It is between the great western railway company and joseph smith of the newbury angling association granting fishing rights from enbourne to aldermaston lock.