Proper fishing!

The Canal at Beeston is a continuation of the Nottingham Canal that runs through Nottingham city centre. The section of the canal allows boats to navigate around Beeston Weir and a shallow section of River Trent.

The Canal is stocked with a wide range of species, as it flows in the river at both ends there are plenty of fish in there. The section near the Boots headquarters is a popular section, there are lots of bream and the odd carp that congregate in this area. As you are walking along the canal you should be able to pick out the better pegs, look for over hanging trees or far bank features that offer the fish some safe cover.

If you get good conditions then you could have a great days fishing. There are large heads of silver fish through the canal.

Targetting the roach on hemp

Running a piece of hemp down the track on a summer evening targeting the stamp roach.

Main Species at Beeston Canal

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Roach
  • Perch

Best Pegs

The pegs around the back of the Boots factory are very popular pegs, there are shoals of bream that live in this area. Elsewhere, look for overside cover which offers protection for the larger fish.

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

The fishing rights on the canal at Beeston are controlled by Nottingham Anglers Association.

Day tickets are available on the bank and charged at £3.00

Full membership to all of the Notts AA waters is priced at the following rates:

Full Member: £44.00
Disabled or Over 65: £34.00
Juniors: (under 16) £13.00

Find out more information

Address: Canal Side, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1NG.

Sat Nav Postcode: NG9 1NG

Beeston Canal Location Map

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