The fishing on this mile long stretch is not considered easy, but it can yield excellent specimens. The nominal river depth is about 5 feet although local variations can be between 2 - 10 feet. Of particular mention are several shoals of bream which reach 10lbs each. Night anglers tell us they have success with chub up to 6lbs, and the river also holds tench, perch, dace, rudd and roach. The stretch is perhaps the Club’s best pike fishery, with multiple catches possible in the winter. Small barbel were stocked into our stretch some years ago, part of an ongoing programme by the E.A. to increase the numbers of this species in the whole river.
Pike 21lbs, Chub 6lbs, bream 10lbs.
A stile by the parking area, then a flat walk to the nearest swims on the river.
Night Fishing Allowed.
. PLEASE USE SUITABLE TACKLE AND HANDLING FOR THE WELFARE OF PIKE.
Wednesday 20 March 2019 at Southminster