Grand Union Canal – Aylesbury Arm

Aylesbury to Red House, Aston Clinton

The town section of the canal will provide the clubs only urban fishery which will provide good numbers of roach and skimmers under sheltered conditions in the winter time, as well as larger bream and carp with good tench and large perch.

If you prefer quiet countryside fishing and do not mind a walk, the long pound between Red House and Broughton is the place for you. The club would be pleased to receive any fish pictures and catch reports so we can build a proper and complete view of the fishery.

Note: No fishing after the High Street Bridge and DO NOT park in  Kingfisher House

Aston Clinton, Red House, Bridge 9

Nearest Postcode (Tesco): HP19 8BU
Nearest Post code (Broughton) HP22 5AW

Grand Union canal – Aylesbury Arm: Red House, Aston Clinton to Marsworth

Day and guest tickets available throughout. There is good pedestrian access along the entire length and most sections can accommodate disabled anglers. Wilstone has specially constructed pegs and parking for use by disabled anglers (by use of RADAR key) close to the water.

Overhead power cables affect some canal fisheries – observe the No Fishing signs which are placed on either side of each set of cables. Night fishing is not allowed on any of our canal waters.

A walk along the tow path gives some fine panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, with the Chiltern Hills in the distance, couple this with the fishing available and you can see why some members fish at this section as often as possible. Quality fish of all species can be taken from this stretch. Many modern carp tactics work here with some large fish having been captured.  Pleasure fisherman can find roach, skimmer bream and perch willing to come to the net and there is always a chance of connecting with one of the larger chub, tench, bream or carp.  Most types of bait have their day and the bailiff will always tell you where the hot spots are.

Nearest Post Code: HP22 5EZ

Grand Union canal – Aylesbury Arm: Red House, Aston Clinton to Marsworth

In recent years large common bream have been found in the early pegs at Buckland and to the right of the bridge as you walk onto the towpath roach are present. The boat channel holds some of the larger fish but the inside line is always worth considering. Many double figure carp are present along this stretch with some good chub, even cold weather does not deter the fish.  The small pond just off the towpath about halfway between the bridges is part of our water – it contains rudd, tench and carp. Nearer to Puttenham the boats always tend to be the hotspots.

Aston Clinton, Red House, Bridge 9 Nearest Post Code: HP22 5EZ
Buckland, Bridge 8

Puttenham to Wilstone

This is a very long stretch with only two access points at each end of the section, however for those not afraid of a walk into the countryside the rewards can be tremendous, carp into the twenties have been captured from this length of the canal and many backup fish of over 10lb are not uncommon, large chub, bream, perch and roach have also been captured here and rudd can also be found although not in as great numbers. Some of this length is featureless but do not be deterred – the fish ARE there.

Puttenham, Bridge 7

Wilstone  to Dixons Gap

Access can be gained from either Wilstone village bridge or Dixons Gap bridge. Parking is NO LONGER allowed in the field over the bridge at Dixons Gap this is for matches only–  parking is available on the side of the road and near the entrance to the field. These pounds hold some very good silver fish and will respond to a variety of methods. As always some carp are present along with tench, chub, roach, gudgeon, skimmer bream and perch.

Wilstone village green, Bridge 4
Nearest Post Code: Post Code: HP23 4PE

Dixons Gap to Marsworth

These pounds are both underrated and under fished with many species resident. Chub of up to 4lb (and still growing) along with a good head of carp some well into double figures. Tench up to 7lb are present too, roach and skimmer bream will make a good day’s sport with caster sometimes producing excellent specimens. Car parking at the Marsworth end can be difficult but do not be put off as these pounds often produce some exciting sport. Sweetcorn, carp pellets, worm, bread, caster and maggot all work well as well as luncheon meat. However be warned some of our more experienced members have broken more than one section of their pole at this venue! Evening sessions in warmer months can be very rewarding.

Marsworth, reservoir car park, Bridge 132 Nearest Post code: HP23 4LJ
Dixons Gap, Bridge 2
Nearest Post code: HP23 5EZ


  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Common Carp
  • Dace
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench