BRIDGWATER AND TAUNTON CANAL

Cut in 1827, this canal links the two Somerset towns that give it its name. In effect, the canal links the Parrett tributary, the Tone, at Taunton with the Parrett at Bridgwater. It has been recently dredged and most of its locks repaired. It is a coarse fishery, the main species being roach, bream, tench, rudd and pike. Ticket facilities are good. Bridgwater, SomersetC7J miles from Durston to Bridgwater DocksTP

DT: ATS (at Bridgwater, Langport andHighbridge)e Taunton, SomersetC5 miles from Taunton to DurstonRB DT: ATS (Bridge Sports, Taunton)H (St. Quintin Hotel Caravan and Camping Park, Taunton) ISLE The Isle rises near Chard and almost immediately it flows into and out of Chard Lake. Trout are found down to llminster but below this point, coarse fish, including roach, rudd, chub and dace take over as the river flows to meet the Parrett near Drayton. Ticket facilities ā€“ mostly weekly ā€“ are fair.

Hambridge, SomersetC2 mile from llminsterto Langport (known locally as Hambridge Water)RB

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F.A.) llminster, SomersetC6 miles from railway bridge at west end of town to Hatch HouseBB

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