Shropshire Union Canal Croughton Bridge to Meadow Lane Bridge (139)



Wervin Road & Picton Lane

General description

This water is the continuation of the Shropshire Union Canal at the end of the Backford stretch from Croughton Bridge No 135 to Meadow Lane Bridge 139.

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 Croughton Bridge (135) at the side of Wervin Road that branches off to the left just before going under the motorway that crosses the canal. and also at Picton Lane Bridge (136A) but would suggest that members check out the area themselves to identify additional parking along the length.