THIS week’s Angler’s Mail magazine reports on how top carp anglers are battling a high speed rail link that will destroy waters in the Colne Valley… but have wider implications from London to Birmingham.

The British Carp Study Group, and the Angling Trust, are concerned about plans for more trains like these in Britain.

Read our special report. And check out the list here of where the High Speed 2 route crosses fishing venues/locations.

There could be somewhere near you….

  • Savay Lake, Colne Valley
  • Korda Lake, Colne Valley
  • Grand Union Canal, Paddington Branch
  • River Brent, Perivale, London
  • Grand Union Canal, Northolt
  • Yeading Brook, Ruislip Gardens
  • River Pinn, West Ruislip
  • Colne Brook, Uxbridge
  • Grand Union Canal, Harefield (Harrow Angling Society)
  • Pynesfield Lake, Harefield
  • Kingfisher Lake (Pit 4), Denham Cross, West London
  • Fray’s Valley
  • River Misbourne – follows from Chalfont St Giles
  • River Thame, Aylesbury
  • Bear Brook, Aylesbury
  • Great Ouse, Turweston/Brackley
  • River Itchen Ladbroke
  • Grand Union Canal, Ufton, Warwickshire
  • River Cherwell, Edgcote
  • Burnt Heath Farm , Offchurch
  • River Leam, Weston Under Westherley
  • River Avon & Stowe Mouth, Stareton and Stoneleigh
  • Brook Farm, Finham Brook, Stoneleigh
  • Lavender Hall Fisheries, Berkeswell
  • Shadow Brook, Diddington
  • River Blythe, Hampton In Arden
  • Brickfields Farm, Solihull
  • River Cole, Coleshill
  • River Thame, Water Orton – they are permanently rerouting the river
  • Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Curdworth
  • Cuttle Mill Farm Fisheries (Mill Pools), Wishaw
  • Pool House Farm, Hunts Green
  • Langley Brook, Middleton
  • Gallows Brook, Middleton
  • Bourne Brook, Hints
  • Coventry Canal, Whittington
  • Darnford Brook, Streethay
  • Fulfen Brook, Streethay Brook
  • Curborough Fisheries
  • Bourne Brook, Curborough

  • hh

    Never have I read such a load of mislerading information in my life. There must be thousands if not millions of bridges over thousands of rivers/canals in thec UK with NO apparent problems as a result.
    In fact in those days long ago many of the best fishing spots were close by bridges.
    I suspect we see in this erroneous tale the dirty fingers of the NIMBYs at work