There is a free car park adjacent to Kings Lock at the bottom of Marsden Lane off the A426 Lutterworth Road.

Immediately below Kings Lock is where the River Soar enters the Grand Union Canal (GUC) and its at this point that the GUC becomes the canalised River Soar. The Environment Agency does not allow fishing on the canalised river Soar from 15th March to 15th June inclusive. Above Kings lock, anglers are permitted to fish year round.


Above Kings Lock, there is a real mixture of species to be caught including roach, bream, tench and perch. Below the lock and due to the confluence of the river Soar, additional species like dace and chub can also be caught.

Top Tips: Below Kings Lock, you are effectively fishing a small river, so look to fish near known fish holding areas such as over-hanging trees as well as in the main flow of the river.