The Canal is stocked with carp, pike, perch, bream, rudd, eels and other freshwater fish. Fishing permits are required from the Cinque Ports Angling Society Tel: 01303 891450. Allocated fishing swims/platforms are positioned on the Canal and should be used when fishing on day tickets and during competitions. There are currently four single fishing platforms suitable for users with disabilities, two at West Hythe Disabled Car Park and two at Burmarsh Bridge. Scanlon's Bridge adjacent to the Light Railway Cafe has a 35m length platform suitable for many fisherman and wheel chair users.