Fishing Near Me | Top 10 zander fishing hotspots

Want to catch your first zander? Then check out our list of venues where you are most likely to catch a zander.

Ashby Canal, Hinkley, Leics      

A giant 18lb specimen was landed on this stretch of canal a couple of years ago, there could be more out there.

Contact: JD Tackle Supplies 01455 633069       

Prices: Part of the £20 a year Waterway Wanderers Scheme, see Canal and River Trust Website

Birmingham-Fazeley Canal, Curdworth, W Mids

This area of canal contains a huge head of silverfish and plenty of zander feeding off them.

Contact: Tamworth Tackle 01827 66701

Prices: £3 a day on the bank, Stirrup Cup AC

Coventry Canal, Bedworth, Warks        

The Hawkesbury Junction area is a hotspot but most places on this canal contain the species.

Contact: Tusses Fishing Tackle, 02476 365635  

Prices: Part of the £20 a year Waterway Wanderers Scheme, see Canal and River Trust Website

Fossdyke Canal, Lincoln, N Lincs

One of the few venues up North which contains zander but well worth a visit. Be patient and look for obvious features.

Contact: Harrisons Tackle, 01522 523834         

Prices: £4 on the bank Lincoln DAA

Grand Union Canal, Milton Keynes, Bucks         

The inner-city stretches hold plenty of zander with Linford and Fenny Stratford the best areas to try.

Contact: Gone Fishin MK, 01908 313158

Prices: £6 on the bank, Milton Keynes AA,

Grand Union Canal, Stoke Bruerne, Northants

The bottom lock area and the long pound are known hotspots for plenty of small zander. Nether Heyford, a few miles north is also worth a visit.

Contact: Northampton Nene AC, 01604 761173

Prices: £5 on the bank, Northampton Nene AC

Grand Union Canal, Warwick, Warks     

The Lure Canal Anglers have recently taken on this stretch and it has already proven its potential with plenty of zander to over 5lb already banked.

Contact: Bailey's of Warwick, 01926 491984     

Prices: £5 a day, Lure Canal Anglers

Gloucester Canal, Hempsted, Gloucs

Between the docks at Bristol and up to Hempsted  you will find some of the best canal zander fishing in the UK with fish well into double-figures.

Contact: Lobby’s Tackle: 01453 791417

Prices: £4 a day on the bank, Winget Angling Club

Oxford Canal, Somerton, Oxon 

A small zander was caught here in a match recently and rumours of other captures have been made since the canal became popular with drop-shotting anglers.

Contact: Castaway Fishing Tackle 01295 254274

Prices: £5 on the bank, Banbury DAA

Trent & Mersey Canal, Fradley, Staffs

The whole stretch between Fradley and Alrewas contains plenty of small zander which can make for plenty of action while lure fishing.

Contact: R&J Angling, 01543 262014    

Prices: £6 Birmingham AA brought in advance from local tackle shops