Shropshire Union Canal Backford Bridge to Croughton Bridge



From the A41 at Backford to Wervin Road

General description

The middle of this stretch is Pretty Bridge (134) where Caughall Road crosses the canal and stretches to the left of the bridge to Backford Bridge (133) where the A41 crosses over the Canal and to the left of Pretty Bridge as far as Croughton Bridge (135) where Wervin Road Crosses just after it branches off to the left  before it goes under motorway..

Members of Dee Anglers, Darlech AC,  Liverpool & District Angling Association and Lymm Angling Club are allowed to fish this water through affiliation.

The following is a link to the  Improve Your Canal Fishing videos with Simon Mottram (Motty) . A great set of videos for those wishing to learn more about or get into canal fishing!

For our youngsters and parents of youngsters who would like to introduce them to canal fishing, will find this link to the C & R T’s  Learn to Fish videos with Motty, invaluable.

Known Species

  • Chub
  • Perch
  • Gudgeon
  • Bream
  • Tench


Parking is available at the side of Wervin Road just before Croughton Bridge with similar parking available at the side of Claughall Road at Pretty Bridge.

Post code for Pretty Bridge is CH2 4BG