Nottingham Canal

Nottingham Canal

London Road, Nottingham

Plenty of silvers and some bigger bonus fish lurking around

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 – this is more likely if there is some colour in the water. There are some odd chub knocking around, and as with any canal, there are rumours of some big double figure carp. Tactics wise, pole should be the main plan of attach, just make sure that your feeding is adjusted to the time of year. Take a choice of baits and keep trying a piece of worm or caster to try to tempt a bonus fish.

Main Species at Nottingham Canal

  • Bream
    Bream
  • Carp
    Carp
  • Chub
    Chub
  • Perch
    Perch
  • Roach
    Roach

Best Pegs

There are a number of places which are worth considering:

  • 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 Restrictions

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

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

Lenton Chain Bridge to the Lock at Meadow Lane is controlled by the Nottingham Federation of Anglers – known 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 (Notts Fed)

Telephone: 01159749915

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

Sat Nav Postcode: NG2 4UU

Nottingham Canal Location Map

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