This city centre stretch of the canalised river soar is best accessed via Upperton Road bridge or Newarke Street bridge. Parking is limited to Western and Eastern Boulevards where parking fees may apply.

Fishing is from the concrete embankment stretching from Leicester City FC, down past Newark street bridge



Famous for its bream and carp fishing in the 1970s due to the hot water outfall from the now demolished power station, this section sees very little angling these days, but contains a good mixture of coarse fish including roach, bream, tench, carp etc.

Top Tips: Bridges are well known fish holding spots, especially in winter and at times of bright sunshine and clear water.