From 1st April 2018 members can fish an additional length of the canal near Market Drayton, namely from Bridge 66 (Betton Wood) to Bridge 69 (canal turning basin at the top of Adderley locks).
Access/Parking near bridge 67
Take the A 529 Adderley/Audlem Rd out of Market Drayton. From the ‘gingerbread’ roundabout on the edge of town drive for about 2 miles then turn right into drive/track leading to ‘The Lees’ farmhouse (Mr Brindley). Go down this (with row of conifer trees either side) until you reach a static caravan, then turn right through 2 sets of gates (ensure they are left either open or closed as you find them) and proceed along the old railway track where, after approx 600 yds, there is a gate on the left with a white honesty box attached to the gate post. Park just before it on the right hand offside of the track. Walk through the gate next to the honesty box and ahead you’ll see a tall tree across the field by bridge 67. Walk to the bridge and then take the towpath (left or right) to find a swim.
IMPORTANT – ON NO ACCOUNT SHOULD YOU DRIVE ACROSSS THE FIELD UNLESS SPECIAL PERMISSION HAS BEEN SOUGHT FROM MR BRINDLEY – WHICH WILL USUALLY ONLY BE CONSIDERED, VIA THE CLUB, FOR SPECIAL MATCH EVENTS.
Parkling area on right – just before honesty box
Bridge 67 – a towpath ‘crossover’ (roving) bridge – showing the split towpath and farm access routes.