River Beats & LakesBeat 13

River Beats & Lakes - Beat 13


Double bank Carrier on the Old Test. This a long and secluded stretch of Chalkstream, it is sheltered from the prevailing SW winds by the Great Common, a hundred acre Island that splits the River at the top of the Beat. It has a bit of everything, fast shallow glides to deep meanders. Past the hut, halfway down the stretch, is a footbridge, known as the Salmon Bridge. The shallows behind it are the favoured spawning site for Salmon returning in the Winter months. There is a back path that runs from the Car Park to the Salmon Bridge, this allows anglers to fish the top section without disturbing it. Access is through a gate opposite Longstock Park, parking is at the end of the track next to the Returns Box and scales.

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