This stretch of the Bridgewater Canal is just over four miles in length, running through Runcorn from Waterloo Bridge through to Preston Brook Marina. It is regarded by many as one of the most prolific canal stretches for specimen-sized fish in the North West of England. The length has any excellent pedigree, having produced carp over 30lbs, pike to well over 20lbs, bream over 8lbs, tench over 8lbs and perch over 3lbs, all backed by a good supply of roach over the magical 2lb mark.


Fishing to features, such as moored boats, bridges or lily pads is the key to locating the fish here and it is very much worthwhile putting up with the boat traffic during the summer months as the disturbance caused rarely has any impact on feeding fish. Specimen hunters can roam along the length to hunt their quarry whilst pleasure and match anglers can build up swims slowly to attract the shoals of big roach and bream.


As this stretch runs through urban Runcorn there are plenty of parking areas available. Members are advised to locate these for themselves, ensuring they do not obstruct access to the vehicles of local residents or commercial premises. Fishing from towpath only, night fishing allowed but keep tow path clear.


  • Between 1st December 2020 and 31st January 2021 only existing 2020 members can purchase this membership. This membership will be available to all from 1st February 2021. If you'd like to be placed on the 2021 membership waiting list to recieve a reminder nearer the time please register here.

  • This membership will enable members to fish the clubs stretch of the Bridgewater Canal ONLY as detailed in the map book.

    Members who join the club in this class will do so as a RESTRICTED member and as such have no voting rights within the club.

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