Blackbrook Canal is serviced by the run off of Carr Mill Dam, and was once a canal fished by many anglers from the area but over the years has silted up and at the moment in time most of this is unfishable. But with the Sankey Canal Restoration Society we hope this will be de-silted in the near future and bring it back to its former glory for anglers.
Some areas are still fishable although the depth and banks are overgrown and these throw up some roach to over 1lb and bream to 2lb.
At the northern end of this canal behind the Ship Inn you will find what is known as the Basin this was were the canal barges used to turn round years ago when the water was a working canal carrying coal.
Good fishing can be found here; with 20 pegs this small water will give you some fantastic Tench fishing with fish up to 5lb. Also plenty of roach and some carp.
Depth 3 – 5ft
Width 20 – 35meter’s
Bait’s Maggot, Caster, Corn and bread flake
Summer fishing is best and up to 15 tench in a session is well known on this water.