NACA River Fisheries
Once well known as one of England’s finest specimen barbel and chub fisheries, this stretch of river has more recently suffered from the effects of over-abstraction of water for the potable water supply. To help counter this NACA have recently completed an ambitious £30,000 first stage of habitat improvements designed to address the problem of its declining fish stocks. 1000 immature barbel have also been introduced and more fish will be introduced as soon as they are available.
This stretch of the river runs for around 1 ½ miles through open pastures. Stocks include barbel (currently to over 12 lb), chub over 6 lb, bream to double figures, carp over 20 lb and roach over 2 lb. A waiting list is in operation.