DESCRIPTION. Keighley AC control this half-mile length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, just part of a nine-mile section. It’s about 5 ft deep in the track and is a very good length for roach to 1 lb 12 oz. Also bream to 6 lb, perch to 3 lb, and gudgeon, the occasional carp to 30 lb and maybe a tench or two. Pike can top 20 lb.
TACTICS. Roach to float fished pinkie or big maggot in the summer, and if you can get them on caster and hemp they’ll be bigger fish. Bream and skimmers will also accept caster. As the cooler weather arrives try squatt for roach, but punched bread can be deadly. Use sea deadbaits for winter pike.
GOOD SWIMS. Try at the back of the church or by the moored boats.
TICKETS. Day tickets, in advance only, from the shops listed are: adults £4; OAPs and under-16s £2. Keighley season permits are: adults £26 (plus a one-off joining fee of £5); OAPs £9/£5; under-16s £8.50/£5. Season permits from 01535 663695. Disabled access.  Food outlet and toilets nearby. Fishing dawn until dusk only. North East Byelaws. Open all year.
LOCAL TACKLE SHOPS. K L Tackle, Keighley, BD21 3AD. Tel: 01535 667574. Wet Nets, Keighley, BD21 3QP. Tel: 01535 611579.
LOCATION. From Keighley pick up the main A629 towards Skipton. When you reach the main roundabout (A6068 on your left) take the last exit off the roundabout to Kildwick. Cross the River Aire, keep going and turn right, taking you to the car park and the canal.
SAT NAV. BD20 9BH (nearby pub).

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