A very under fished stretch of water running from the A4 bridge to its meeting with St. Patrick’s Stream. Fishing on this stretch can be quite hard, but the rewards can be good for both the hard working and patient angler. Bream can be found towards the junction with St Pats, as well as good chub and barbel. Moving upstream into the main field, the swims up to the power lines are good for barbel and chub, with the swims along the high bank providing roach, chub and bream as the main quarry. The bends produce chub mostly, backed up with roach and dace, but barbel and perch can all be found here. Fishing is not permitted for a short stretch at Heron’s Reach.
There’s a car park on the right-hand side halfway down Loddon Drive, though note that it is closed in the winter to prevent members getting stuck in the mud.
Parking is provided in the main car park at St. Patrick’s Stream (RG10 9RY) or at the car park on the right-hand side of Loddon Drive. (Note that this car park is subject to closure in wet/winter months).
Via the Loddon Drive car park or the main car park at St. Patrick’s Stream. Key needed for gate.
16th June to 14th March inclusive. No restrictions
The 50 yards or so of river adjacent to “Herons Reach” is private. Anglers need to go back along Loddon Drive to our middle car park to access the river above the house. At no time should anglers walk through the Maize field to reach the river.