Open 16th June - 15th March
A long stretch of river with a lot of features split in the middle by a flume.
The top end is shallower, faster and has a predominantly gravel bottom. This holds mainly chub and dace but also has good roach and a few bream. Barbel were stocked here in the early 1990's and do occasionally get caught around 3lb.
Below the flume starts off shallow with a gravel bottom. This holds chub, dace and the odd barbel. About half way along this stretch it widens out into a pool, next to a pumping station, and from here on gets slightly deeper and slower. There are good roach and dace to be caught here along with a few pike and chub in the pool. Carp have also been reported down the far end of this stretch although in the summer it is hard to get to through the undergrowth as no one goes down there much.
Parking is either just above Boxted Mill, or at Langham pumping station
Access and Parking - Click on the GLOBE for an aerial map
Langham top stretch (below Boxted Mill)
Continue past the Boxted Triangle parking area, for about 400 yards. The river crosses a small sidestream, and there is a small layby on the left hand side. There is a gate into the field next to the CAPS sign. The river is about 400 yards away..
Langham bottom stretch (Langham Lowlift)
Take the A12 from Colchester and take the exit to Stratford St Mary. Follow this road past the Gun Hill scrapyard, and take the next left turn. Follow for about half a mile, and as the road bends left, take a junction to the right. This road slopes downhill, and as it bends left, there is a narrow no-through road which goes straight on. Take this road, which leads right down to the Lowlift pumping station and the river. Park here, and the river is 10 yards away!
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