Nayland sewerage works to Boxted triangle.
Open 16th June - 15th March
A long stretch of river with about 130 well spaced pegs. Split into three parts, sewerage works at the top end, Lattice Bridge in the middle and Boxted triangle at the lower end of the stretch. The sewerage works stretch starts off fairly fast and shallow with a few deeper pools and then evens out towards the top end which is about 12 meters wide and around 4 ft deep. This stretch holds mainly roach, dace and gudgeon, but good bream, chub and some very large perch can also be found. Carp are also sometimes spotted along here and are occasionally hooked but rarely caught or fished for.
Lattice Bridge is slightly deeper and is noted for large bream. Roach are also in an abundance as are gudgeon and dace. There is also a fair head of carp and tench with a few large pike as well. The walk to the river here is a long one as three fields have to be crossed before the river can be reached, therefore it doesn't get fished much.
Boxted triangle is much the same as Lattice Bridge but the carp and tench are rarely seen along the lower end of the stretch. There are a lot of bream in the top end of this stretch but a long walk is needed to find them.
Access and Parking - Click on the GLOBE for an aerial map
Nayland Sewage Works
Take the Stoke-by-Nayland road from Nayland (B 1087)). About 400 yards after leaving the village boundary, there is a concrete track on the right, just before the road curves to the left. There is a locked gate here, with a CAPS combination lock. Follow the track down to the Sewage Works and park on the grassed area outside. There is a club sign at the entrance to the field leading to the river, which is about 100 yards away.
Tendring Hall Farm (aka Lattice Bridge)
Pass the entrance to the Sewage Works. About 150 yards further on is an unmade track on the right. Take this track, which runs for about 500 yards down towards the old farmyard.. The track passes over a small stream, and by a terrace of farm cottages before opening into the old farmyard. Keep to the right and park on the grass between two single-storey old brick barns. From here, walk through the gate at the end of the track, and the river is straight on, but about 700 yards away.
Above Boxted Mill (aka Boxted Triangle)
From Colchester, take the A12 towards Ipswich. Pass the turnings to Stratford St Mary before taking the B1068 towards Higham. Follow this through Higham, and the next small village, Thorington Street. Take the next left turn. After a few hundred yards, there is a wide track entrance just before a very old house. Park here and the access to the river is across the road, next to a club sign. The river is about 100 yards away.
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