Water is generally 5 feet deep and 50 ft wide

The main species are roach bream perch and pike.

There are a few tench and carp but nowhere near as many as there were in years gone by.

There are no locks on the whole of the length until the city centre 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 Maghul through to Liverpool and in summer it can cover the whole of the canal. Access to the canal is by All road bridges.

 The most popular methods of fishing is pole. For predatory fish lure fishing is popular.


From the A41 at Backford to Wervin Road

General description

The middle of this stretch is Pretty Bridge (134) where Caughall Road crosses the canal and stretches to the left of the bridge to Backford Bridge (133) where the A41 crosses over the Canal and to the left of Pretty Bridge as far as Croughton Bridge (135) where Wervin Road Crosses just after it branches off to the left  before it goes under motorway..

The following is a link to the  Improve Your Canal Fishing videos with Simon Mottram (Motty) . A great set of videos for those wishing to learn more about or get into canal fishing!

For our youngsters and parents of youngsters who would like to introduce them to canal fishing, will find this link to the C & R T’s  Learn to Fish videos with Motty, invaluable.

Known Species

  • Chub
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Gudgeon
  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Tench


Parking is available at the side of Wervin Road just before Croughton Bridge with similar parking available at the side of Claughall Road at Pretty Bridge.

Post code for Pretty Bridge is CH2 4BG


The first is approximately a mile of the Shropshire Union Canal at Christleton between Greenfield Lock and Rowton Bridge alongside the A41 Whitchurch Road. This in particular provides a great opportunity for the juniors in our club to experience canal fishing and to introduce new juniors into our sport through the free Lets Fish events we hold with our own Angling Trust registered coaches in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust.

The next is a 720 metre stretch of the River Weaver Navigation at Sutton Weaver. This is another great addition to our portfolio offering the opportunity for members to experience fishing on this deep and wide water with easy access and a good head of fish.

Both waters hold the usual canal type species Roach, Perch, Bream, Gudgeon, Pike, Eel, plus both s have a smattering of Carp to over 20lb plus and Chub

Weaver Navigation Sutton Weaver