English rivers offer some of the most varied fishing to be found anywhere, ranging from the large lowland rivers of eastern England to the small streams of the upland Pennines as well as the serene chalk streams of Southern England. The wide diversity of English inland and migratory fisheries makes a major contribution to England's natural and social heritage.
The large network of rivers attracts anglers wishing to fish for a wide variety of coarse and game species. The main salmon areas in England are the North East, North West and South West of England. Trout are distributed across much of the country with isolated populations of pure native brown trout present in many river catchments.
English rivers also offer the coarse angler some spectacluar sport The main species are barbel, bream, carp, chub, dace, gudgeon, ide, orfe, perch, rudd and tench. Hundreds of miles of canals in England provide a unique environment offering challenging angling for most species. For anglers living in areas such as the highly urban centre of London, canals offer some of the best fishing to be found within walking distance.
So whatever your particular passion English rivers offer anglers something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Bassenwaite Lake Cumbria
The River Derwent, Cumbria
About this web site
This site aims to help anglers fishing in England with clear up-to-date information via our award-winning websites, automated systems and our help desk, locating fishing and where to find it.
A number of fisheries are starting to use our online booking system and may have rods to let now. You can find these by using our Find Fishing page.
If you wish to book you can pay by card and permits and joining instructions will be emailed to you and the fishery notified within seconds of the booking being completed