Llangollen Canal (Prees Branch)
Great news during these uncertain times.
When we are finally able to get back on the bank doing what we love, our friends at Dee Anglers have acquired the fishing on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen canal, between Whixall Marina and the junction with the main Llangollen navigation at the Whixall Moss Junction approx. 800 Metres in length, which they are allowing our members to fish as part of our affiliation with them. This lovely looking branch is narrower than the main navigation with little to no boat traffic and few walkers etc. with the remainder of the branch beyond the Marina being a site of special scientific interest and left mainly to wildlife. Check out the small video below and if you wish to learn more about this branch click HERE
Parking can be found around Dobsons Bridge on a road side verge and Allmans Bridge where there are spaces for four or five vehicles.
Dee Anglers fished the stretch for 12 months before leasing the stretch, it has large specimens of many species and unlike our local canals the predominant species are Bream and Tench which go to 4lb, there are also Roach and Rudd to 2lb and hybrids to a similar weight. There is some fantastic Perch fishing with specimens over 3lb. Winter bags regularly exceed 15lb, whilst 30lb plus bags are the norm in the warmer months.