They also offer an option to get out when the rivers are in flood and not fishable.
Although the Severn is low and gentle at the moment, it can very quickly become a raging torrent and over the bank and in the fields.
You don’t get that problem with canals and, even when they’re frozen in the winter, you can either break the ice or fish near the locks, where the water movement keeps the ice at bay.
If you’re a regular canal angler, you won’t need me to sell you their benefits.
You’ll know already.