Lower Stour

Coarse Fishing All Year Round
Guest Tickets Available
Parking (Designated Parking Only)
Club Key Needed
Night Fishing
Disabled Parking Facilities

Fishing Times

Fishing Times: Daylight - 2 Hours 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

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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.

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 bivvies.

Strictly adhere to the permitted parking areas.

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

Trout and Salmon in season.

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.

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