Throop Beat 2
7am - 1 Hour after Sunset
Close Season Start/Finish
Coarse Fishing Season Start: 16-06
Coarse Fishing Season Finish: 14-03
Number of Rods
Maximum of 2 Rods
Location & Parking
Over 5 miles of river plus side streams offering some of the best river fishing in the South.
Huge Barbel and Chub are consistently reported in the weekly angling press from Throop.
The stretch is split into three sections.
Beat Two: Probably the most famous Beat and most heavily fished. Both banks from New Weir down to the Spur road bridge. Generally much shallower than Beat One with lots of opportunities to spot fish in the Summer months.
Huge Barbel (club and Stour record at 16lb 02oz, 2001), Chub (club record at 8lb) are caught from this stretch.
It also produces Carp to 30lb and Bream to over 10lb.
All beats offer a variety of sport from catching Dace and Roach on light float tackle to all out specialist fishing for monster Barbel and Chub.
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.
Strictly adhere to the permitted parking areas.
An appropriate landing net must be carried at all times.
No access during the closed season.
No concessions for Night Permit holders.
ALWAYS use adequate and well balanced tackle when targeting or expecting Barbel.
RDAA recommend no less than 6lb line with a suitably strong hook.