Leeds Liverpool Canal (Liverpool City Centre to Saracens Head Halsall)

Leeds Liverpool Canal Liverpool City Centre to Saracens Head Pub Halsall

The water is generally 5 feet deep and 50 ft wide.

It is well stocked (by us) with Bream, Roach, Perch some Tench, and Pike. All road bridges provide access to the canal bank but parking can vary from area to area.

The most successful methods are pole using bread, maggot, or worm baits.

Bream run to 3lb generally Roach to 1lb and Perch to 2lb Tench are not as prolific as they were years ago but when you do catch them they tend to be 3-4 lb. However this year we embarked on a stocking program for tench so we hope for a big improvement. Pike are prolific and as well as a lot of small ones double figure fish are not unusual.

There are no locks on the whole of the length until the city center and as a result, flow is very limited with no more than a very steady tow towards Liverpool.

There are large weeded areas mostly from Maghull through to Liverpool and in summer it can cover the whole of the canal.

Location & Access

Liverpool Eldonian Bridge (start of navigation) to Bridge 25 at Halsall


All road bridges.

Known Species

  • Eel
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench