Off to Britford tomorrow, all advice welcome please

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Off to Britford tomorrow, all advice welcome please

Post by Tengisgol » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:38 am

Chaps, as the title says...

I will be trying to contact Stuart today but a few questions you may be able to help with:

- what time does it open?
- where is the entrance and car park?
- any tips on where to start in search of a roach?

Many thanks (in more anticipation than could possibly be imagined!).

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Post by Dave Burr » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:41 am

Can't help you with any of the above Phil but I do wish you all the best of luck and hope you snag one of the big girls :Thumb:

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Re: Off to Britford tomorrow, all advice welcome please

Post by Chubman » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:10 am

hi tenisgol, i fish britford quite a bit,take the road down to bridge farm and you will see a sign for the fishery,stuart the keeper is normally there at 9am, he has a portocabin in the carpark,if its roach your after, harnam bridge on the island is where i would try, if your after chub or barbel i would go down stream from the carpark where the two rivers meet together but its quite a hike,so i tend to travel light and roam from swim to swim trotting a float, but it might pay to try a feeder or touch ledger, it may have a bit of colour in it at the moment,dont overlook the magins as ive spotted many a barbel right under my feet. fishing maggots you will have problems with millions of minnows, but the cold weather may have knocked them back a bit. it is best fished in the winter in my view,there are some cracking dace in the old river plus grayling and some good perch and lots of pike, in the summer i fish tares for the roach as the minnows tend to leave tares alone, so i would try bread flake ,cheese, or worm. best of luck and please let me know how you get on. chubman.

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Re: Off to Britford tomorrow, all advice welcome please

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:13 pm

Hi Phil,
I am very envious of your trip to Britford, as Chubman has said it is a great fishery, with lots of options available. I haven't fished it myself for years, but I have fond memories of every visit I made. Travel light as there is a lot of water available, but I would be surprised if you are not delighted after your visit. I fished the "compound" at the Royalty at Christchurch many times in the past, even though I didn't catch lots on every visit, just being there is an absolute pleasure. Enjoy your trip and take some pictures!
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Post by Tengisgol » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:25 pm

Thanks chaps, I managed to contact Stuart and arranged to meet him tomorrow. He was excellent on the phone as had been foretold by others. This is a very important trip for me. I used to fish the Avon for roach many years ago and it will be the first time I have put my feet in it for a long time. Back in the day I was lucky enough to land a handful of great big ones and, when I walked away, I wasn't sure I would ever go back.

So I am looking forward to this a lot and I thank you for your help and thoughts above.

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Post by Mark » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:27 pm

Good luck sir.
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Re: Off to Britford tomorrow, all advice welcome please

Post by MGs » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:40 am

Tight lines. I must admit to being a tad jealous
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Re: Off to Britford tomorrow, all advice welcome please

Post by GhyllManor » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:18 am

Tight lines for you! I am planning an end of season session on the Avon and last day on the Stour, just hoping for dry weather!

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Re: Off to Britford tomorrow, all advice welcome please

Post by GhyllManor » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:18 am

Tight lines for you! I am planning an end of season session on the Avon and last day on the Stour, just hoping for dry weather!

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Re: Off to Britford tomorrow, all advice welcome please

Post by Mushy » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:00 pm

Might pay a visit too ! looking forward to your report of the trip Sir !
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