Grand Union Canal Section 'A'

Oakfield Road, Aylesbury, HP20 1, Bucks, United Kingdom

Grand Union canal - Aylesbury Arm: Red House, Aston Clinton to Marsworth Day and guest tickets available throughout. There is good pedestrian access along the entire length and most sections can accommodate disabled anglers. Wilstone has specially constructed pegs and parking for use by disabled anglers (by use of RADAR key) close to the water. Aston Clinton, Red House to Buckland to Puttenham In recent years large common bream have been found in the early pegs at Buckland, and to the right of the bridge as you walk onto the towpath roach and tench are present. The boat channel holds some of the larger fish but the inside line is always worth considering. Many double figure carp are present along this stretch with some good chub, even cold weather does not deter the fish. The small pond just off the towpath about halfway between the bridges is part of our water - it contains rudd, tench and carp. Nearer to Puttenham the boats always tend to be the hotspots. Puttenham to Wilstone This is a very long stretch with only two access points at each end of the section However for those not afraid of a walk into the countryside the rewards can be tremendous. Carp into the twenties have been captured from this length of the canal and many backup fish of over 10lb are not uncommon. Large chub, bream, perch and roach have also been captured here, and rudd can also be found although not in as great numbers. Some of this length is featureless but do not be deterred - the fish ARE there. Wilstone to Dixons Gap Access can be gained from either Wilstone village bridge or Dixons Gap bridge. Parking is at present allowed in the field over the bridge at Dixons Gap for members only - please park on the hard standing only and do not obstruct any farm vehicles parked here. These pounds hold some very good silver fish and will respond to a variety of methods. As always some carp are present along with tench, chub, roach, gudgeon, skimmer bream and perch. Dixons Gap to Marsworth These pounds are both underrated and under fished with many species resident. Chub of up to 4lb (and still growing) along with a good head of carp some well into double figures. Tench up to 7lb are present too, roach and skimmer bream will make a good day’s sport with caster sometimes producing excellent specimens. Car parking at the Marsworth end can be difficult but do not be put of as these pounds often produce some exciting sport. Sweetcorn, carp pellets, worm, bread, caster and maggot all work well as well as luncheon meat. However be warned some of our more experienced members have broken more than one section of their pole at this venue! Evening sessions in warmer months can be very rewarding. Car Parking Marsworth, reservoir car park, Bridge 132 Dixons Gap, Bridge 2 Wilstone village green, Bridge 4 Puttenham, Bridge 7 Buckland, Bridge 8 Aston Clinton, Red House, Bridge 9

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Address: Oakfield Road, Aylesbury, HP20 1, Bucks, United Kingdom

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colin Perkins - 28th Sep 2021 at 1:11pm

How do I obtain day tickets please and are there any special terms for fishing on this stretch of the Canal?


Anonymous - 21st Nov 2018 at 1:40pm

Hi Please could you let me have details of how to use disabled facilities on the canal. regards Cheryl

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Vik - Reviewed 19th Sep 2021 at 11:05pm

Updated report after a few more sessions. Things have improved for me after several sessions. Learned the affects of air pressure, boat traffic and choices of baits. Started avoiding perch, as they are a menace wrt disgorging, but I did get a 1lbs once on maggot. Swotched almost exclusively onto home made corn on a hob, cooked on a stove with loads of crushed garlic. This proved great in avoiding small roach and rudd that sometimes would pester too much, allowing me now to target much larger specimen. Got my record size bream, 900grams just after the Broughton lane, fishing there for the 2nd time. Had a few decent size rudd and roach on my sweetcorn, but a quick switch to maggots would always pull out a few perch, roach and rudd when boarrd waiting for bigger fish. Saw a chap hooking up a pike on a maggot. Favourite other spot was right next to the small pond on the canal bend after Model Row. About 2 foot depth, very muddy and hugely affected by boat traffic which seems to be relentless on any day, so you get a maximum of 2 hours of calm and clear water fishing out of 12 hour session, so it can be trying, but there's good fish. Lost my hook lines to (probably) pike several times, when it'd hook while attacking my target fish, but did pull one out on one of those occasions, fishing on sweetcorn. Other stretches I did not have great success at, apart from small roach/rudd and perch, so will be favouring these spots for a while.

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Vik - Reviewed 16th Aug 2021 at 5:12pm

Way lower fishing species caughtbthan advertised, perch, riach, rudd and some bream varieties,of very small size is present, but don't expect carp or tench or chub. Small fish mainly, up to 1/2lb if you are extremely lucky in ANY/ALL the lengths/stretches

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