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Nottingham Canal

Nottingham Canal

London Road, Nottingham

The canal in Nottingham runs in and out of the River Trent between Beeston and Trent Bridge, it allows boat traffic to navigate around the fast shallow section of river. The parts of the canal that most people are familiar with are the London Road section that runs between the BBC roundabout to Trent Bridge, or the Castle Boulevard section which runs in the opposite way from the BBC island to Castle Marina - both of these sections run parallel to two of the main roads into the city centre.

 Nottingham canal carp

The canal supports a wide range of species, but the main plan of attack should be roach and skimmers with the hope that a few bonus bream may eventually show up. Some of the pegs do attract chub, and, as with any canal there are rumours of some big double figure carp. Tactics wise, pole should be the main focus, just make sure that your feeding matches the time of year. Take a choice of baits and keep trying a piece of work or caster to try to tempt a bonus fish.

Main Species at Nottingham Canal


Best Pegs

There are a number of places which are worth taking note of:

  • The end pegs towards the end of London Road are often where the winning match weights come from. There are a good number of bonus fish around this area which can help build weights.
  • Further down, the "Tins" are a good set of pegs. You will see find them just up from the BBC island, where the opposite bank features all of the black metal sheeting. The pegs down near the law courts are said to be where all of the big slabby bream live.

fishing on the Nottingham canal

Rules and Bans

  • No bloodworm and joker
  • No night fishing
  • No unauthorised pegging or matches
  • No litter of any description

Tickets and Prices

Lenton Chain Bridge to the Lock at Meadow Lane is controlled by the Nottingham Federation of Anglers - know as the Notts Fed by local anglers. The prices are as follows:

Adults - Day tickets: £4
Concessions - Day tickets: £2

Full membership to all of the Fed waters will cost the following:

Adults: £30
Concessions: £20

Find out more information

Contact: Ian L. McLaughlin

Telephone: 0115 9749915

Address: A60, London Road, Nottingham. NG2 4UU

Sat Nav Postcode: NG2 4UU

Nottingham Canal Google Map

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