Worcester and Birmingham Canal


Bridge 19 Blackpole – Bridge 35 Hanbury Wharf WR9 7JS, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Linking the Birmingham City Centre with the River Severn, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a great place to get in a spot of fishing.

Multiple angling organizations have rights to chunks of this canal. This entry concerns the Birmingham Anglers Association Limited, which holds three sections of the canal.

The waters of these canals are slow-flowing and ideal for angling, with many sections boasting both coarse and game fisheries. Carp, roach, barbel, tench, and pike are the most common catches in these waters.

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal was once known as “the 58,” noted as such for the number of locks on the canal.

The first section of the Association’s canal holdings is from Bridge 19 Blackpole to Bridge 35 Hanbury Wharf. The second lies from the Bridge 36 Astwood Flights to Bridge 56 Tardebigge Tunnel. And the third section of the Birmingham Canal is from the Bridge 57 Tardebigge Tunnel to the Bridge 69 Kings Norton Tunnel.

Those wishing to fish the canal must have the proper paperwork from the Environmental Agency. Membership in the Birmingham Anglers Association is also required. This can be obtained in writing to the office at Hagley or by telephone.

What tactics work well?

Fishing on the canal is a matter of settling in and getting patient. There is a remarkable amount of quality carp in the waters, so standard tactics apply – with the variation of slow-moving current to push things along.

What facilities are on site?

Facilities at the Worcester and Birmingham Canal spots will vary based on location. Always follow local regulations.

Is parking available?

Parking is available along the canal.

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