Angling at Basingstoke Canal

Basingstoke Canal Angling Association manage fishing on the canal.

All anglers on the canal are required to have an Environment Agency rod licence and a fishing permit. Night fishing only with full permit.

Fishing is allowed from the towpath side only and by rod and line (two rods maximum.)

No fishing from any floating craft, public wharf or within 20 metres of any lock, bridge or aqueduct.

Please take all fishing tackle and litter home.

Closed season

Strictly no fishing 15 March to 15 June


Permits are available in person from the Canal Centre reception and other outlets.
  • Annual
  • £29
  • £19 concessions
  • Monthly
  • £11
  • £8 concessions
  • Daily
  • £5
  • £3 concessions