A nice stretch of the river that starts at the downstream end of Buch Ait and runs past Hallsmead Ait and The Lynch down to Phillimores Island and the mouth of Borough Marsh Stream, a distance of approximately three quarters of a mile.
Good catches of bream and skimmers can be had from pegs 1 to 7, with chub being the main quarry on pegs 8 – 21 facing Hallsmead Ait. Do not ignore the inside line on these pegs, as there are plenty of fish to be had on the pole or waggler, especially as the roach start to show in late summer early autumn. Pegs 21 to 25 are on one of the wider stretches, and most fish come from the inside, that is if you disregard the barbel that can be caught from the middle “The Platforms” pegs 25 – 30. These pegs are opposite The Lynch, and as before chub can be caught against the island. Fish can be caught in the inside and from the middle of the river, but this area can be fickle. However, come the winter, this is the area for the pike.
Use the main car park at St. Patrick’s Stream. Limited car parking is also available closer to the bank. Access is via the gate before the stone bridge. Cars must follow the track and park behind the copse within the rope boundary.
Via gates along the St. Patrick’s Stream or via the gate next to the stone bridge. Keep to the edge of the fields.
16th June to 14th March inclusive. No restrictions.
Please approach the river keeping tight to the fence lines and then walking along the banks. Under no circumstances, walk on seeded areas.