Royal Military Canal – Appledore Dam
Postcode TN26 2DJ; Grid Reference TQ 952 285
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The canal can be an excellent fishery throughout its length. In the summer, it is used to store water to irrigate farmers fields, so the depth holds up at around 4-6 feet. It is a very weedy water, and always has been, so it is a good idea to take a small weed rake to open up your swim. The fish soon respond and the coloured water proves an advantage. In winter, the levels are lowered for flood defence reasons and it can be quite shallow. The fishable bank is heavily lined with trees, but on the bends on the canal, there are swims.
All access points are clearly marked with large RFA signs – green background / white text (although on some older signs it is green text on while background.)
Check RFA Rules before fishing – for example, there is NO NIGHT FISHING ALLOWED!
NO PARKING IN THE FARM ENTRANCE OR ALONG THE ENTRANCE TRACK. CAUSE NO OBSTRUCTION AT ANY TIME.