Ringwood & District

Anglers Association

Lower Stour

Venue Name: Lower Stour

Description:

Over 2 miles of river offering some of the best river fishing in the South. The stretch is adjacent to the bottom of Beat 3 of Throop. For ease of venue management Beat 3 of Throop will now be extended down to Iford Bridge and this new venue, Lower Stour, will start from Iford Bridge.

Both banks, where accessible from Iford bridge down to Tuckton Bridge plus boat fishing.

This stretch offers great Roach, Dace and Bream sport throughout the season with largely undiscovered potential to produce enormous specimens of Barbel, Chub, Perch and Carp.

There are also some very big Pike. In the Summer months there is always a good head of Mullet in the river.

All areas offer a variety of sport from catching Dace, Roach and Bream on light float tackle to all out specialist fishing for uncaught monsters of bigger species. Members can use their own boats to fish this venue at no extra cost but please be mindful of anglers fishing from the bank.

Opening Times: Fishing Times: Daylight - 2 Hours after Sunset

Coarse Fishing Season Start: 16-06-2016

Coarse Fishing Season Finish: 14-03-2017

Location & Parking: View Map

Number of Rods: Maximum of 2 Rods

Top Tip:

Float fishing with hemp and tares can offer excellent Roach sport throughout the Summer and Autumn.

Bread flake or Cheese paste for Chub. Particles, maggots and Casters are worthy baits for Barbel and Chub.

Don't rule out artificial baits if small fish keep stripping the hook. Use pellets with care! It is very easy to over feed and pre-occupy the fish.

Special notes:

Please Note there is a small area that cannot be fished please see the PDF. A sign will mark the area on the bank please do not cast into this area.

No

No bivvies.

Strictly adhere to the permitted parking areas.

Anglers may stay no longer than 24 hrs in the same swim.

ALWAYS use adequate and well balanced tackle when targeting or expecting specimen fish.

RDAA recommend no less than 8lb line with a suitably strong hook.

Electricity pylons cross this water, please take caution.

OVERHEAD POWERLINES CAN KILL SO PLEASE TAKE EXTREME CARE IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU FISH NO CLOSER THAN 20M FROM ANY OVERHEAD CABLES

Species:

Chub
Pike
Perch
Eels
Roach
Barbel

Venue Options:


Coarse Fishing All Year Round

Guest Tickets Available

Toilets

Parking (Designated Parking Only)

Club Key Needed

Night Fishing

Disabled Parking Facilities