The Canal Dunkerque-Escaut is a 189 km series of large canals from Dunkerque to Mortague du Nord. The route is also known as the liaison, La liaison la grand Gabarit, Canal a grand Gabarit, Dunkerque-Escaut and liaison Dunkerque escaut. The Grand Gabarit canal route was created after the Second World War to accommodate very large commercial vessels – up to 143m long by 11m wide. This includes push-tows and side-by-side configurations. Existing canals were straightened and widened; and locks (ecluses) were enlarged. You can night fish sections for carp. As with all French water rules can change at any time so please check on site or local tackle shop for latest rules.
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Please note – When fishing any Public waters in France please have respect for the location and clear up any mess that you have made and do not damage banks / vegetation and no open fires, Catch and release all fish except Trout and Salmon that rules let you take and when fishing for Carp use appropriate fishing tackle with large landing net and unhooking mat. Fish stealing is a big problem from Public waters if you see anybody removing large fish like Carp please take note of the vehicle registration and report to authorities.