Basingstoke Canal


All anglers on the canal are required to have an Environment Agency rod licence and a fishing permit.

Rod licences can be obtained on line, in person or by phone from the Post Office.

More information on rod licences on Gov.UK web site.

Permits are available from the Canal Centre

  • Annual permits - Adults £28, Concessions (juniors, OAP (over 65), disabled) £18

  • Monthly - Adult £11 ,Concessions £8

  • Daily - Adult £5, Concessions £3

Please note that the Basingstoke Canal has a Close Season between mid-March and mid June. The current fishing season will run from 16 June 2016 to 14 March 2017.

Fishing is allowed from the towpath side only and by rod and line (two rods maximum.)

No fishing from any floating craft or within 20 metres of any lock, bridge or aqueduct.

Please take all fishing tackle and litter home.

Night fishing only with full permit.

Fishing on the canal is controlled by the Basingstoke Canal Angling Association.

Fishing at the Basingstoke Canal