Angling is popular on the Monty and there are a number of different species of fish living in the canal.

For many people, there is nothing better than a day on the canal bank in a quiet, picturesque location. As a predominantly rural canal, the Monty offers peace and quiet and stunning landscapes.

Common species include tench, roach, pike, bream and carp. Dace, perch and rudd are also present.

To fish on the canal, you will need to have a rod licence from the Environment Agency as well as a permit for the stretch of water you are fishing.

In the case of the Montgomery Canal, that will either be a Waterway Wanderers permit from the Canal & River Trust or membership / day permit from one of the angling clubs that manage the fishing rights on the canal.

As well as the fish, the Montgomery Canal is a haven for a wide range of wildlife, with kingfishers and herons often sharing the fishing.

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