This section of the Erewash Canal runs from the road bridge in Sandiacre Town to Station Road Bridge, Ilkeston, a distance of around 4.2 miles. At the Sandiacre end the area is quite urban with houses and factory buildings on the opposite bank, however, this does not detract from the good fishing on offer with Roach, Bream, Chub and Perch being present all year round. Further up the Canal the offside opens up into pleasant countryside before reaching Pasture Lock. The area below the lock is known locally as ‘Sandy Bottoms’ and is highly regarded for Skimmers. From Pasture Lock the canal then heads towards Stanton Gate before going under the Motorway and Railway and on to Stanton Lock. Access is available around Sandiacre Bridge, Mill Lane, Sandiacre, Stanton Gate Bridge, Stanton Hotwaters, Greens, Gallows Bridge and Station Road, Ilkeston. From Stanton Gate it is 1/3 mile to Stanton Lock and in the opposite direction 350 Yards to Pasture Lock. Day Tickets are available. No Night Fishing. No Closed Season, Open all year.