Last week I decided to spend my only day off work at the Grand Union Canal near Croxley station. The stretch of the canal below the lock is run by a private fishing club, thus can be fished at any time of the year. You must buy a ticket for £5/day though, however I only met the ticket guy once before, most times to be honest I fish there for free. General rules apply to the river Gade that runs behind canal thus although very tempting, I couldn’t fish there yet last week.
What I do like about this place: easily and comfortably accessible by public transport; you can catch easily plenty of small fish, with the possibility of one or two bonus fish; The variety of species is impressive; can be fished outside of fishing season
What I do not like about this place: way too many boats passing by which makes it difficult to build up your feeding spot as it scares fish away; occassionally too many bywalkers, swimming dogs (hey, can’t be too picky I say – we’re in London…)