River Avon - Swineford
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The river drops down through Warleigh in a steep valley, here the water runs fast through pools and weed beds and shelters huge barbel. One recorded at 15½lb weight, is very close to the national rod caught record. Roach, dace, chub, tench, perch and bream flourish in this stretch.
These waters are divided into four sections commencing at the entrance of Pipley Brook Swineford and continuing left hand bank downstream to Keynsham Marina.NO FISHING IN THE MARINA ITSELF. The waters continue from the lock canal behind the marina left hand bank downstream to The Chequers Public House, Hanham Mills a distance of approximately three miles.
Access is from either end of the waters. The upstream access point is from the gate and stile opposite the Swan Inn Swineford on the A431 Bristol to Bath road, approximately half mile past Bitton Village. Parking is in the lay-by opposite the Swan Inn. Access to the lower end is made from the track which is situated between Matthews buildings and the scrap yard. BUT ON FOOT ONLY. EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN TO DRIVE ANY VEHICLE ALONG THIS TRACK.
There is a car park opposite the marina. The waters commence at the junction of the lock canal behind the marina and continues to Pipley Brook Swineford as mentioned above. The second section commences at the end of the lock canal where it meets with the River Avon and continues downstream right hand bank to the small bridge which goes over Warmley Brook close to Jack Whites Cottage. Access is available to the middle of this stretch of water. From Keynsham marina proceed towards Willsbridge A4175 for approximately half a mile park next to Londonderry Farm (Keep entrances clear) this is limited parking, walk down to the river at Jack Whites Cottage, approximately quarter of a mile.
These waters are fished by arrangement with the Bristol & West of England Federation of Anglers.
BEWARE OF ELECTRIC POWER CABLES.