Chesterfield canal seems a bit of a mystery!! I live near to Tapton Lock and no one is sure who is responsible for the fishing, the visitor centre said just fish but stay on a platform. I don't think any club is managing the water. Sorry can't be more help. Hopefully some one will come along with better advice
I live near to Tapton lock and when I put this postcode into canals trust web search it does not show up at all as either club run or CRT run..... I am going to talk to Canal & Rivers trust on monday as I think the whole canal fishing thing around chezza is very confusing.
No problem mate, l found the little bit of info l posted on the CRT site. All the canal sections they control are listed there, l would imagine if you get to speak to somebody directly or email them they will able to provide you with the details of the clubs who currently lease the sections that you are interested in fishing.
It would be a good idea if you can give them the bridge numbers in these areas or the lock numbers, as its these features they tend to use when they lease the canals to clubs.
Hope that you find the info your after.
Being a Worksop lad I have many happy memories of the Chesterfield canal. My favourite sections were deep lock to the old road bridge and lock 49 to 48.
But I haven't fished there for fifty years. If we're let out in the summer I'm intending to fish there again. Hopefully my sister will put me up for a few days.
No, never fished the Rother. I've ascertained from - of all places - a police fishing club site that the Shireoaks section is controlled by Shireoaks Angling club and that fishing in the marina is banned.
I'm going to try the Rother near Tapton lock. Info on Rother is hard to find. I saw that too. Want to do more river stuff this year but a lot of the rivers seem stitched up by clubs with long waiting times!