The Kennet and Avon Canal is well known for the quality of its fishing and this stretch has a fast growing reputation for being one of the best the Avon Angling Club controls. This is mainly due to the work carried out over the last few years, which has added extra depth to this part of the canal. The Avon Angling Club controlled stretch starts at the humped-back bridge on the A350 at Semington and runs through to the bridge on Whaddon Lane. It can be accessed from either bridge. Fishing is from the towpath side only.
The main target fish for anglers are the skimmer bream. They can be found right throughout the stretch, though the fishing at the Semington end is usually more productive. Apart from the bream, there are plenty of roach, perch, tench and a few good sized carp. This stretch has also produced a few big eels in recent years. It is possible to catch small roach and skimmers by the hundred on a good day!