Angling

The Rochdale Canal is a popular place for some great coarse fishing. Come along, find a quiet spot and land a healthy roach, tench, bream, chub or perch?

To fish on the Rochdale Canal you will need a valid Environment Agency rod license.

20 miles of the canal between Sowerby Bridge and Castleton is leased to an angling club so along with the rod license membership or day tickets will be required for those sections.

  • Sowerby Bridge (Lock 1) to Callis Mill (Lock 13). Hebden Bridge Angling Society. Day tickets are available from local visitor information offices.
  • Callis Mill (Lock 13) to Summit East (Lock 36). Todmorden Angling Society. Members only.
  • Summit East (Lock 36) to Castleton, Manchester Road (Lock 51). Todmorden Angling Society. Day tickets are available for this stretch in advance from local tackle shops.