The Bridgewater canal is one of the oldest canals in the country, and one of the club’s oldest venues. Warrington Anglers control the entire length of the water (26 miles) from Preston Brook tunnel (where it turns into the Trent & Mersey Canal) right through Warrington and Manchester, to Leigh.

The Bridgewater is a popular canal fishery, with some excellent quality fishing. Roach, perch and bream make up the main species. There are pockets of chub, tench and carp also present. In winter, this is a quality pike venue.

The water has been used as a match venue for many years, and has hosted events such as the Division 1 National Champs, Embassy Pairs and Fish O’Mania qualifiers.

Fishing is from the towpath side only, with the exception of Stockton Lane and Australia Lane in Grappenhall. There is no night fishing allowed.

Please use the individual stretch tabs to view the maps, information and photos about the various lengths.

above: Dave Brooks with a quality net of canal skimmers and roach