Bude Canal Angling Association


2a Creathorne Rd, Bude EX23 9EQ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Bude Canal is controlled and operated by the Bude Canal Angling Association. The club was created in 1967 to keep the canal in good condition and stocked with plenty of fish. The club controls 1.5 miles of the canal, meaning there is plenty of space for all the members to fish.

The fishing is nice and varied on Bude Canal because one end has a sea lock, and there are a few rivers that connect to the canal too. This means that along with the stock that the club puts in, the occasional eel, trout and dace can be caught. The club has stocked the canal with carp, bream, tench, perch and gudgeon too. So, you can target certain fish species here and simply go and stick some bait in the canal and wait to see what you catch.

What size do the fish go to?

Bude Canal has a lively match scene throughout the winter and summer. The latest weights are available on the club’s website. 50lbs in a session isn’t uncommon, though.

What tactics work well?

Many anglers enjoy fishing the pole on the Bude Canal, and this tactic does work very well. Fishing the middle is sometimes a good option, but usually only in the summer. Fishing to the far bank or close in usually yields the best results.

What facilities are on site?

The Upper Wharf section of the canal is ideal for anglers in wheelchairs.

Is parking available?

Parking is available close to Bude Canal.

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