Canal Pit

General Description

Canal Pit is a small water located alongside the canal towards the end of the big wide at Whatcroft. In 2011 this water suffered a decimating fish kill, but is slowly recovering.

A variety of species are present, including perch, roach rudd and eels.

It is strongly advised that members park at Billinge and walk down the canal, rather than crossing an active train line which is both illegal and dangerous.


  • Perch
  • Eel
  • Roach
  • Rudd

Venue Specifics:

  • Fishing is permitted from the T&M Canal towpath side, and from the pegs at the┬áNorth Western end of the pool (Billinge Green side) Only.
  • Anglers must not obstruct the T&M Canal towpath.
  • Night fishing is only permitted on the pegs at the North Western end of the pool.
  • There is no close season on the Canal Pit.

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