A view of the River Dee at Farndon

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Dee Anglers

We are based in Cheshire & North Wales with affiliated fishing rights in Cheshire and Shropshire.

All anglers fish at own risk on club or affiliated waters.

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River Dee
(Farndon & Holt)

Fishing on The River Dee
Fishing on The River Dee
Fishing on The River Dee

River Dee around Fardon and Holt

Access to four and a half miles of the stunning River Dee. It offers some great year round fishing.

Winter fishing can be especially good where the fish shoal up in the cold weather. Predator fishing is good here to with pike over 20lb and Perch over 3lb caught.

TIP: The river has fresh cold water running through it on Thursdays and Sundays from Bala Lake where the river starts, when they open the gates to release water from the lake which can make fishing more difficult.

Known Species:
Chub, Barbel, Perch, Roach, Dace,Eel, Brown Trout

Dee Anglers Association Beats 5, 7, 8 & 9 map
Dee Anglers Association Beats 6 & 6a map

2021 UPDATE:
BEAT 5 is no longer a Dee Anglers Beat

Dee Anglers Association Beats 10 & 11 map

Montgomery Canal
(Lower Frankton)

This stretch of the Montgomery Canal set in beautiful surroundings, starts from Bridge No 69 at the Junction with the Llangollen Canal at Lower Frankton through Frankton Locks to just beyond Lockgate Bridge No 70 on the Montgomery Canal proper. It also includes the basin and Weston Arm. There is good parking with ample space at both ends of the stretch. The post code for the parking at the Llangollen Canal junction (Bridge No 69) is SY11 4PB.

When visiting this stretch to fish, please respect the areas sign posted No Fishing particularly around the locks and mooring positions.

Fishing at Montgomery Canal
Montgomery Canal map

Llangollen Canal Stretch
(Prees Branch)

The Prees Branch leaves the main line between Whitchurch and Ellesmere. It was sometimes known as the Edstaston Branch but is more commonly known as the Prees Branch even though it never actually reached the town that gave it this name. At the junction with the main line there is a red brick cottage with stables at the back. The arm was about 5 miles long and started off by heading south eastwards.

The only part of the branch which is still navigable is the first half mile, this is said to be a beautiful stretch of canal which was still in use when other parts of the system were abandoned. This is because there were clay quarries at the end of the half mile and the clay was used to "puddle" other canals.

The quarry is now a Hire Boat base which means the future of this stretch is secure and is used frequently by boats and anglers. There are two "charming" lift bridges in the navigable stretch and a rare canal skew bridge though this isn't too surprising as the engineer, William Jessop, built the first ever skew bridges in the world (on the Rochdale Canal). Past the new marina, at the village of Dobson's Bridge, the arm is no longer navigable though it does hold water for another mile or so. There are some houses on its banks and the tow path is in very good condition. This area is very popular with naturalists because of its interesting plant life.

Llangollen Canal Stretch map

At the village of Waterloo there is an accommodation bridge and then, near to the road T-junction (sign posted Wem and Whixall) there is a brick canal bridge (No.5). Edstaston is just another mile away but by the time the canal reaches the village it is completely dry. The road bridge is now blocked but, as the line turns north east, there is still a canal warehouse and a wharf. Three quarters of a mile further on the cut reaches the B5476 at Quina Brook (6 miles south of Whitchurch). There used to be lime kilns here to the west of the road, in fact, there still is but they are now a pig sty - literally! Construction ended here at Quina Brook; 2 miles short of Prees which is situated to the east.


Port Sunlight Angling Club (Canal & River Stretches)

Dee Anglers are allowed to fish the stretches of the Shropshire Union Canal at Backford, Christleton and also the River Weaver navigation at Sutton Weaver.

Shropshire Union Canal (Backford Bridge to Croughton Bridge)

Address: From the A41 at Backford to Wervin Road

The middle of this stretch is Pretty Bridge (134) where Caughall Road crosses the canal and stretches to the left of the bridge to Backford Bridge (133) where the A41 crosses over the Canal and to the left of Pretty Bridge as far as Croughton Bridge (135) where Wervin Road Crosses just after it branches off to the left before it goes under motorway.

Fishing at Shropshire Union Canal
Shropshire Union Canal map

Shropshire Union Canal (Christleton)

Address: Parallel with the A41 (Whitchurch Road) Christleton, Between Greenfield Lock and Rowton Bridge

This stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal runs alongside the A41 (Whitchurch Road, Christleton) from the A41 ring road bridge as far as Rowton Bridge past the Cheshire Cat Public House. With fishing on the stretch under the direct control of PSAC.

There are various access points to the tow path along its length with various options for parking.

Fishing at Shropshire Union Canal
Shropshire Union Canal map

Shropshire Union Canal (Croughton Bridge to Meadow Lane Bridge 139)

Address: Wervin Road

This water is the continuation of the Shropshire Union Canal at the end of the Backford stretch from Croughton Bridge No 135 to Meadow Lane Bridge 139.

Fishing at Shropshire Union Canal
Shropshire Union Canal map

River Weaver Navigation (Sutton Weaver)

Address: Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge, A56

This stretch of the Weaver Navigation starts from where the A56 crosses the Navigation at the Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge between Sutton Weaver and Frodsham up stream for about 720 metres. Fishing on this stretch is under the direct control of PSAC.

The river here is deep and wide with a good head of coarse fish including Carp, Bream, Pike, Eels, as well as mixed silvers.

Fishing at River Weaver Navigation
River Weaver Navigation map


All anglers fish at own risk on club or affiliated waters

  1. Members shall do nothing in any way, including by use of social media, to endanger or tarnish the good reputation of the club.
  2. Current membership cards must be carried and produced on request of a Bailiff or Committee member at Club and affiliated waters and Club outings. Members must also be in possession of an Environment Agency Rod license. Fishing on club and affiliated waters is not permitted without being in possession of both. NO CARD! NO FISHING! Respect bailiffs or officials if you are asked to leave. Not having your card is not their fault.
    REMEMBER: Any member can ask anyone else on club waters to produce their card to verify they are a member after showing their own!
  3. Any Committee member may at any time ask for any other member to surrender his card to them.
  4. All forms of transport must be parked at the designated car parks or parking areas. Parking anywhere else is prohibited. No vehicles (including cycles and motorbikes) of any description may be taken on to private land or parked on the verges.
  5. The approach to Club waters shall be by access approved by the landowner/farmer only. Crops, fences, and hedges must not be damaged. Gates must not be left open.
  6. The official close season of March 15th to June 15th inclusive each year applies
  7. Members must have a suitable disgorger with them and a landing net with handle, set up prior to fishing.
  8. Terminal tackle must not be left in the water when vacating your peg, even temporarily or to land a fish for another angler.
  9. Any member on Club waters or Club outings will be held accountable for litter in their immediate vicinity, all rubbish must be taken home and not left in any part of the club car parks.
  10. Fires at club waters are prohibited on Club waters. Except at official working parties.
  11. The introduction, transfer and removal of fish and plants is strictly prohibited without the permission of the Committee
  12. Any member found in breach of the Bye Laws will be brought before the Committee to explain their actions and might be subject to disciplinary action as the Committee see fit.
  13. NO BIVVIES on club waters.


  • Any member can report another to the Committee for breaching Bye Laws.
  • We do not issue Guest Passes under any circumstance.
  • On Affiliated Club Waters refer to their rules and close seasons, posted online.
  • The Committee might allow individuals to override these bye laws for the benefit of the club, e.g., Control of vermin/predators and work on waters.


Membership runs from the 1st of January until the 31st of December.

  • Senior Membership: Those aged over 16 on the 1st of January
  • 2022 Membership Fee: £25
  • NOTE: Juniors can fish free but must be accompanied by a senior member

Tickets will be available from 1st December for the coming year and will be valid from the 1st December.

All members must be in possession of a current Environment Agency Rod Licence, when fishing club waters.

Memberships can be obtained from:

Chester Tackle Locker
140 Tarvin Rd, Chester CH3 5EE
01244 345069

Deeside Tackle
28 Chester Rd E, Shotton, Deeside CH5 1QA
01244 813674

Reel Elite Tackle & Bait
6 Castle St, Caergwrle, Wrexham LL12 9DS
07852 662802

Tackle and Baits
Unit 4, Central Trading Estate, Saltney, Chester CH4 8SW
01244 641684

The Tackle Store
30 Minerva Ave, Evans Business Centre, Chester CH1 4QL
01244 377472

Wrexham Angling Centre
2 Ruabon Rd, Wrexham LL13 7PB
01978 351815

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