Fishing the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation
Fishing rights on the waterway are leased to Maldon Angling Society. Members of the club may fish the Navigation in compliance with the Society’s rules. For non-members, day tickets apply throughout the waterway. These are available from local tackle shops (£5).
The Chelmer & Blackwater is, for most of its length, a canalised river. This means it is subject to the closed season regulated by the Environment Agency (15th March to 16th June), and you will need a rod licence to fish along the waterway.
More information about angling on the Navigation and other local waters can be found on the Maldon Angling Society’s website.