This Tring AA controlled
stretch is a branch off the GUC with moderate boat traffic. A short
pound, itís full of far bank features and has centre track depths to
4ft. prolific for carp to 30lb, and good chub to 5lb 6oz. Other species
include tench to 7lb, bream to 5lb, perch to 3lb and roach to 1lb 4oz.
This section is fished a lot
for carp. They tend to show to corn, worm or floating bait like crust
and dog biscuit. Virtually all are caught to the far bank features. For
chub try introducing some chopped worm and try double caster or a
segment of worm and caster on the hook and you may still hook a carp.
Tench to float fished corn. Roach to float fished maggot and punched
bread. Hemp is worth trying in the warmer months.
Details, special rules and directions
are as follows:
7/8 - Redhouse-Buckland: A narrow
stretch of the canal offering good mixed
fishing with a shoal of quality bream
located in the short section at
9 - Puttenham: The boat moorings
below bridge 9 are a well-known hotspot
for quality carp as well as hordes of
roach and gudgeon. The short section
above the bridge is home to lots of
small to medium tench as well as most
other coarse fish.
10 - Wilstone: Good mixed fishing
with disabled parking, pegs and access
on the section behind the village green.
11 - Dixons Gap, Marsworth: Good
mixed fishery with disabled access. Very
popular with carp anglers.
No fishing with 25m of locks. No
fishing within 15m of moored boats.
No fishing in the vicinity of
overhead power lines - these are
clearly marked by NO FISHING signs.
Fishing starts one hour before
sunrise and ends one hour after
sunset. Anything outside these hours
is classed as night fishing and is
No proof of current membership - day
ticket from patrolling bailiff. No
exceptions, No excuses, No refunds.
Parking / access points:
Marsworth, reservoir car park,
Bridge 132 (OS SP 919 140): Cross road,
along towpath past White Lion pub,
follow the Arm forking left away from
the main canal.
Dixons Gap, Bridge 2 (OS SP 909
144): Reasonable parking in lay-bys on
either side of the bridge.
Wilstone, Bridge 3 (OS SP 905
143): Not-so-reasonable roadside parking
on either side of bridge.
Wilstone village green, Bridge 4
(OS SP 903 143): Parking for disabled
anglers only on the green itself,
everyone else in the village hall car
park please !
Puttenham, Bridge 7 (OS SP 888
140): Limited roadside parking on the
south side of the bridge.
Buckland, Bridge 8 (OS SP 879
139): Limited roadside parking on the
south side of the bridge. We're asked
NOT to park on the north side.
Aston Clinton, Red House, Bridge
9 (OS SP 872 139): Roadside parking on
the south side of the bridge. Tring
water goes east only.
None of the parking is secure, so do not
leave any valuables on show in your car.
The safest places to park are Wilstone
village hall and Buckland bridge.
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