Lower Winkton

This lightly fished venue borders the upper boundary of The Royalty at its downstream limit. Apart from the section just below Winkton Weir, this stretch of river is very lightly fished. As such, it is a great venue to cover a lot of ground and search out fish that rarely see any anglers.

The stretch holds a large head of chub averaging 4lb, with a few which are a lot bigger. There is also a good head of barbel present with fish over 12lb reported. Roach, dace and grayling are also plentiful. There are lots of pike down towards the willows next to Coward’s Marsh with fish reported to well over 20lb.

There are more deeper holes towards the downstream end of the stretch with plenty of weedier shallows further up. A water well worth spending some time exploring.