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River Avon - Chippenham

Avon

Latitude: 51.45956 | Longitude: -2.116681

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Chippenham

http://www.chippenhamac.org.uk

Description

Chippenham Angling Club controls the fishing rights on the Bristol Avon upstream of Chippenham Weir to Kellaways Road Bridge, except for one short stretch on the eastern bank between Black Bridge and the mouth of the River Marden. The stretch of river is split into 7 sections varying in depth, width and flow. The species to be caught include double figure Barbel, Specimen Chub, large Bream,Tench, the odd double figure Carp and healthy stocks of Roach and Perch.

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Section 1
Weir to wooden footbridge except wildfowl feeding area next to town bridge.
10 to 12 feet deep and slow moving throughout, containing bream, tench, perch and roach. There are also some large pike (biggest landed 33lb) and
carp. During winter barbel are caught as well as chub.

Section 2
Park entrance (wooden footbridge) to blue cycle bridge.
Similar to Section 1, slow moving throughout, containing bream, tench, perch and roach. There are also some large pike (biggest landed 33lb) and carp. During winter barbel are caught as well as chub.

Section 3
Blue cycle bridge to Westinghouse drain.
River starts to shallow as you go upstream on this section. All swims have platforms. Dominant species are roach, skimmers and perch, with some large tench and chub.

Section 4
Westinghouse drain to Black Bridge.
Generally 4- 8 ft deep, a good mixed stretch with barbel, chub, tench, bream, roach and perch.

Section 5
Black Bridge to Piggeries.
Generally 4 – 6ft deep and quite narrow at the upstream end, another mixed stretch with more chub and barbel the dominant species.

Section 6
Piggeries to 2nd concrete bridge (Peckingell).
Starting to shallow up with some deep glides and runs. Dominated by big chub and barbel, with some significant roach and perch. Not unusual for the odd bag of skimmers as well.

Section 7
2nd concrete bridge (Peckengell) to Kellaways road bridge.
Mainly shallow with some deep glides and runs. Dominated by big chub and barbel, with some significant roach and perch.

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ir0027

Great winter venue had a great day this year on bread up in monkton park

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Barbel

Bream

Carp

Chub

Perch

Roach

Tench

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