Fishing the Kennet & Avon Canal

Also known as the Kennet and Avon Navigation, this waterway runs through western Berkshire along the River Kennet into Reading where it meets the Thames.

There are numerous stretches where angling is available, much of it on a season ticket. Downstream of the Canal’s confluence with the River Kennet at Kintbury it is classified as a river and is thus subject to the standard coarse close season.


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Kennet and Avon Canal fishing venues (from west to east):

Froxfield

Hungerford

Avington

Kintbury

Kintbury East

Marsh Benham

Enbourne

Newbury

Whitehouse

Thatcham

Colthrop

Midgham

Woolhampton

Salmon Cut

Padworth Rota

East Towney

Ufton

Sulhamstead

Theale

Burghfield

Burghfield East

Southcote Mill

Fobney

Waterloo Meadows

Coley

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River Kennet

The Kennet Valley is a complex network of waterways. The river and canal drift in and out of each other and are often one and the same thing.

These venues listed here are mainly Kennet & Avon Canal. Many angling clubs bulk stretches of river and canal in the same area together as one venue, and for the purpose of cataloging the Kennet & Avon Canal in many of those instances they have been split and treated as separate venues. In some cases it is not feasible to split them out where whole venues encompass confluences and splits.

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