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Royal Military Canal

Fishing on the Royal Military Canal

The Royal Military Canal is located in south eastern Kent and runs from Cliff End (close to Hastings) to Seabrook, in an arc around the Romney Marsh. To view the canal on Streetmap click HERE. Part of a guide to angling in Kent

Built as a fortification in the early 19th century, much of the canal is around 25 yards wide and mostly the depths run from three to six feet. Accordingly it provides a lengthy fishery offering angling for carp, pike, tench, bream, rudd, roach, perch, dace and other coarse species. Four sections of the canal in Kent are available for fishing and angling is controlled by several angling clubs on each section.

All four sections can be fished on a season ticket whilst on some sections angling is available on a day ticket.

Royal Military Canal fishing venues (from south to north):

Iden Lock to Appledore

Appledore to Ruckinge

Ruckinge to Bilsington: Private, no fishing

Bilsington to Giggers Green

Giggers Green to Seabrook

Royal Military Canal fishing map:


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