The River Stour, Suffolk

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Harry H
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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by Harry H » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:38 pm

Don't get to fish it as much as I would like and when I do it's on a day ticket around Sudbury but that may change soon :eyebrow:
There's a Facebook group called Suffolk Stour Anglers who are quite a friendly bunch and will be able to give you some advice on the river. :Hat:
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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by ReelMaker » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:57 pm

Hi sir,I have fished the Coln at the garrison rd ,there a little track to the right leaving Colchester then you go over a little bridge ,go to your left ,I've caught some nice dace and chub along that stretch, some 20 yrs ago now,

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Harry
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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by Harry » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:11 pm

Billericay and District have a stretch of the stour at Henny St.... never fished it, I really ought to... I think I'll treat meself this Autumn
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by Tengisgol » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:15 pm

Harry wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Billericay and District have a stretch of the stour at Henny St.... never fished it, I really ought to... I think I'll treat meself this Autumn
That's where my family migrated to as Flemish Weavers in early 1700's (Little and Great Henny) and later on one of them drowned in the river on the way home from the pub!
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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by Harry » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:32 pm

I keep promising meself a trip up there... I used to fish up that way back in the 70's with Loughton AS.... happy days... a coach full of coughing, smoking pensioners, all talking about "Goer" Roach... by the time I got off the coach I'd passive smoked 20 fags in an hour and a half... then there was the walk off...I never drew higher than 12 in 7 years of Loughton club outings... we all had to have LAA permits and rulers to fish to size limits... slurping lukewarm tea and semi-frozen cheese sarnies in the depths of winter, shivering so hard that the tip of the rod looked like it had St Vitus's Dance
Happily those days are gone and I can stay warm and my lungs are thankful for the unsullied air... I still want to get up that way though... :Hat:
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by Danny » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:30 pm

Does ‘floppy hat’ not frequent this forum anymore?

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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by Danny » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:37 pm

Thankyou for your replies also. Most helpful

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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by Danny » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:25 pm

So I had a cracking day yesterday on the float rod. And on the stour. I would of made a new post but the new post option has been removed? Anyhow, I’ve had a few surprise catches on the stour so far. A rainbow trout. A zander. But yesterday was the biggest surprise. A 2lb stunning Rudd that fought like a gooden! I didn’t think Rudd were in the stour. Especially specimens like that. Has anyone caught any? I wonder if it’s an escapee from somewhere. It was nice to see the big roach and perch coming out yesterday too. Multiples of around 1lb and perch slightly bigger

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Re: The River Stour, Suffolk

Post by Danny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:33 pm

I’m just starting to get some good catches from the stour. Largely thanks to info on this thread. So I just thought I’d pass through and say thanks 🙂

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