Royal Military Canal


Military Road, Playden, Near Rye, East Sussex – Iden Lock to Appledore Dam

General description

Fishing on the road bank side only – no fishing on the field-side along Military Road from Appledore Dam (O.S. Sheet 189 Ashford & Romney Marsh Area) Ref. 953 285 to Iden Lock TN32 7QE (confluence with River Rother) 936 245. Approx. 3 miles both banks. Parking & access from lay – byes; access to ‘field’ bank from Appledore Dam farm. Parking at Stone Bridge (half way along stretch) & Iden Lock.

25 yards wide, 3 – 6 feet deep. A very productive water at times, especially for silver fish in the afternoon/evening. Can be weedy in summer, and difficult in winter when levels are dropped very low for flood defence reasons. Water is clearly signposted with RFA signs.

Known Species

  • Common Carp
  • Roach
  • Dace
  • Bream
  • Tench
  • Rudd
  • Pike
  • Eel

Special Condistions

See our Rules – especially re Day Tickets which are issued SOLELY at the Bailiff’s discretion AND NOTE Pike fishing is STRICTLY restricted to RFA Members ONLY. Non-RFA Clubs can book Matches on this water – contact Graham on 01580 764851


Parking on roadside lay-byes only