Shropshire Union Canal (Christleton)



Parallel with the A41 (Whitchurch Road) Christleton, Between Greenfield Lock and Rowton Bridge

General description

This stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal runs alongside the A41 (Whitchurch Road, Christleton) from the A41 ring road bridge as far as Rowton Bridge past the Cheshire Cat Public House. With fishing on the stretch under the direct control of PSAC.

There are various access points to the tow path along its length with various options for parking.

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 available on a concrete hard pad on the A41 Ring Road bridge, With possible space available around the entrance to vacant Old Trooper Inn and in Bridge Drive.  Those choosing to park in Bridge Drive, should do sensibly as this is a residential road.  No Parking in the Cheshire Cat car park. Parking is for their clientele only.