Exeter Canal

This short waterway-63 miles long – links Exeter with the estuary of the Exe. Also known as the Exeter Ship Canal, it has its upper basin at St. Thomas’s flowing down to the estuary where two locks, Topham and Turf, gave access to the saltwater, the latter being the only one still in use. It is a reasonable mixed coarse fishery offering bream (to 4 lb plus), roach (mostly small), rudd, pike (best recent one: 18J lb), and occasional tench and carp. Access for visitors is good. Rod Licence: SWWA Exeter, DevonC4J miles from Double Lock Hotel to Turf Hotel BB WT: ATS (Exeter)C (Bridge Cafe, CountessWear)

Exeter Canal Records

Match Catch Record: 14-8-0 W Markham in club match 1963 Bream: 6-0-0 C Naile 1966 Roach: 2-3-0 F Cross 1

Foulness (River). See Market Weighton Canal