Royal Military Canal – Appledore Road Bridge Venue 10


Postcode                  TN26 2DJ

‘What3words’           songbird.exhales.fixated

General description

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 reeds along the road.

Known Species

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Eel
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench

Special Conditions

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!


Parking adjacent to the bridge and fishing available along the long straight road (‘south bank’) up to the cottage. The canal then swings away and the next convenient access points are at Kenardington and Warehorne.