River Avon - Upper Christian Malford
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This stretch has many weirs barbel, chub and roach predominate in the faster water with large bream shoals in the deeper runs. Individual records include a monster pike of over 33lb and the almost unbelievable tench of 12lb 7oz caught by Rick Seal from Cardiff in the river at Christian Malford in November 1998.
Approach on the B4069 from Chippenham. On crossing over the river bridge at Christian Malford turn first left into Avonweir lane by the chapel. Follow this lane for approximately 300m to where it opens out with two farm gates on the right hand side. Parking is on the gravelled area between two gates. DO NOT BLOCK EITHER GATEWAY. Access on to the waters is through the second gate. The fishing rights extend for three large fields upstream to just below Seagry Weir, approximately two miles. Access to the upper meadows is along the path under the M4 bridge adjacent to the river. BEWARE THERE ARE OVERHEAD POWER CABLES CLOSE TO SEAGRY WEIR