Royal Military Canal – Kenardington Bridge


Postcode TN26 2NH

Grid Reference TQ 978 313

‘What Three Words.”                 widest.mildest.seabirds

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 trees, but on the bends on the canal, there are swims.

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 available and if using the car park, the gate must be shut after entry/exit.