Royal Military Canal - Fishing
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Fishing along the canal


Fishing along the Canal

The Royal Military Canal was first stocked with fish in 1806 and it ‘abounded with large carp, tench, perch, pike, eels and every other species of freshwater fish’. Field officers and some country gentlemen were given permits in the summer to fish from the tow-path side only.

Today, the canal is one of the best areas in Kent for coarse fishing and still has a large quantity and variety of species. From Seabrook to Iden Lock the canal’s waters are club controlled. To find out which clubs run which stretches of canal and their contact details run the mouse over the map below.

Map showing Fishing Clubs along the Royal Military Canal

Fishing Clubs

Giggers Green - Seabrook
Cinque Ports Angling Society
Ruckinge - Giggers Green
Linton Angling Society
300m west of Appledore - Kenardington
Mid Kent Fisheries
Iden Lock - Appledore Dam
Rother Fishing Association

It is possible to fish these stretches of the canal without being a member of the relevant clubs by obtaining a day permit. Contact the individual fishing clubs for more information on day permit fishing and how to obtain one.

While fishing on the canal banks it is possible you may notice some interesting wildlife. If you would like to report anything you see contact the Romney Marsh Countryside Project on 01797 367934 or email .