Ulverston canal is the shortest and deepest canal in the country. Constructed in 1796, the canal is just over a mile long and around 60 feet wide. The maximum depth is around 5-6 feet but shallows up towards the edges. It runs from Canal Head at the Ulverston end to Canal Foot on the Leven estuary. Ulverston canal holds carp, bream, tench, roach, crucians, rudd, perch and pike together with whatever else the local kids have kindly released into the 'wild'. Tench are a favourite quarry and some good bags of quality fish are to be had especially early in the season. The bream also run to a good size and while carp numbers may be relatively low the canal does produce some large specimens. Roach fishing can be excellent from late summer through to late autumn. Like most natural fisheries weed can be a problem during the summer months. More natural pegs are to be found at the town end while towards Canal Foot the match section has around 60 constructed platforms and can be pre-booked for competitions. Foot access to the canal is along the eastern bank with vehicle access at either end. The fishing on Ulverston canal is controlled by Ulverston Angling Association.