Erewash Canal – Langley Mill

COVID-19 UPDATE

The measures imposed by the Government in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have affected the opening of our venues. As of 13th May 2020, Wyver Lane Pond and Erewash Canal will reopen to fishing. For more information on restrictions & rule changes please see our COVID-19 fishing updates page.


Fishing is available to all members on the club’s stretch of the Erewash Canal near Langley Mill. Day tickets are also available for the canal, but these must be purchased in advance from one of our official ticket outlets.

We have access to a mile of mainly single bank fishing on this canal, stretching from Langley Mill lock (close to KFC) down to Shipley lock.

Due to the flat nature of canal towpaths, the canal is very accessible to fish. There is parking available at both ends of the stretch – near Shipley lock and also on Anchor Lane in Langley Mill – giving convenient access to all but the very centre of the stretch.

As with most canals this venue is quite shallow, with depths up to 4 feet, so the fish can be temperamental. Don’t let this deter you, because when the Erewash Canal is “on” it can produce good silver fish bags along with bream, chub, perch, tench, quite a few pike into double figures and the odd bonus carp too.

The fishing on our stretch is run jointly with Matlock Angling Club.

Below you can view the available fishing and parking areas on the canal, in an interactive Google map:

Venue Map