The Stour Canterbury

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The Stour Canterbury

Post by Reedling » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:39 pm

Canterbury is such a lovely place, we try to get down there now and again to remind ourselves of that fact and yesterday we took a drive down so my wife could buy herself something nice for her birthday. As we always do when we visit Canterbury, a walk down the river is a must, there is something nice about the sound of running water that just draws you to explore it. The water was very low but virually every area that held a reasonable depth contained fish. We saw many fair sized shoals of Roach, Dace and small Chub but there were also quite a few larger Chub especially in the darker areas tucked away under the tree branches, that shelter the river from prying eyes. We saw three enormous Bream just sitting there high in the water in a slack beside some sluice gates, they looked as if they should be easy to catch but I said to my wife you could dangle their favourite in front of them all day but you just know they wouldn't entertain it. This first picture shows the slack to the left of shot where the Bream were resting...
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This second picture shows the river in the heart of Canterbury, I lost count of the people who took the same photo as I as we sat and had lunch by the Theatre...

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Finally a picture taken looking up the river towards the city centre, right next to Sainsbury which is just to the left. You would not think such a place existed in a city. There were plenty of larger chub in this stretch and I wish I had a rod with me, but it was Cheryl's day and there will always be another, god willing....

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Re: The Stour Canterbury

Post by Mark » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:43 pm

It does look nice.
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Re: The Stour Canterbury

Post by NiceRoach » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:03 pm

Nice pictures - is it me or can you see an image of a face on the second picture by the church or theatre is it a sculpture? :tea:

edit; Googled sculptures in Canterbury - silly me :Sarcasm:
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Re: The Stour Canterbury

Post by Reedling » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:41 pm

I just love that welded metal sculpture NiceRoach and just out of shot to the left is another sculpture,statue of the comedian Dave Lee sitting on a bench out side the Marlowe Theatre and beside the river.

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Post by Marc » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:12 pm

Stunning sections of river. When teleportation (come in boffins) is invented my weekends angling will be so much more diverse.
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Re: The Stour Canterbury

Post by Mercman » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:16 pm

I will have to take that walk, my daughter is at Uni in Canterbury so we are down there fairly regularly, might even take a rod... :Thumb:

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Re: The Stour Canterbury

Post by Reedling » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:51 pm

Both our two went to Christchurch Canterbury Mercman, and we walked the river on a regular basis. These pictures are downstream of the city centre but upstream is just as nice, some lovely looking swims up that way.

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Re: The Stour Canterbury

Post by Mercman » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:48 pm

My daughter is at Christchurch too Reedling, I will take a walk along there next time I am in Canterbury. I have to agree with you it is a lovely town, also some of the coastal towns are nice too. I particularly like Herne Bay, it's like turning the clock back 50 years, largely unspoiled.

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Re: The Stour Canterbury

Post by Paul D » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:27 pm

That does look a nice stretch, is it a day ticket stretch? :Hat:
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Re: The Stour Canterbury

Post by Reedling » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:41 pm

Fishing in Canterbury city is free of charge Paul D, the pictures I have shown are all free to fish.

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