Fishing the West Midlands Canals

The waterways described here range from the busiest canal in the country to neglected stretches clogged with rubble and weed. The angler can find sport on any and all of them West Midlanders are fortunate in having a vast variety of waters to choose from – lucid trout streams in the Shropshire border country, the mighty, fish-filled River Severn, and the placid Warwickshire Avon. They also have the choice of myriad canals built a century and half ago and holding fair and, for the most part, fast-improving fishing. Several were discussed in Part 10, but there are also other, lesser-known, waters. The Grand Union Canal holds most species of coarse fish, including carp, tench and record-sized eels. The Royal Leamington Spa AA controls the fishing from Junction Bridge at Warwick on the A through Radford Semele