River Stour


Shillingstone (Haywards Bridge)
The Fishing

South Bank - from Haywards bridge downstream two fields - approx 600 yards.

North Bank - from Haywards Bridge downstream for three fields - approx 1100 yards.

Species

Chub; Dace; Eels; Grayling; Gudgeon; Perch; Pike; Roach;
The Season

16 June to 14 March inclusive

Constraints

- No camping

- Leave gates as found

- Avoid disturbing livestock.

See members handbook for detaied information.

Directions and Location

From Blandford, take A350 to Durweston Cross.  Turn left onto A357 to Shillingstone.  Drive through the village and take the first right to Child Okeford (Haywards Bridge).  After 50 yards, turn right into the field entrance and park on the side of the track (on the left).  Walk down the track into the field for south bank fishing or walk up the road over the bridge (100 yards) & climb over the fence for north bank fishing.



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Not available in 2015/16 Factory Farm (near Marnhull)
The Fishing

'''THIS STRETCH IS NOT AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS FOR THE 2015/16 CLUB YEAR'''

 

Be advised:  The majority of this stretch of the river is very narrow and shallow, there are sections that are fishable, but with a lot of bankside growth/vegitation.

From Sturminster Newton take B3092 to Marnhull.
On entry to village turn sharp left at C of E Church (keeping church on left) signposted Fifehead Magdalene, drive through the village (about 1 mile). On leaving village, follow road downhill to the bridge over the river. 
This is Mill Lane Bridge (old red bridge). Park on the roadside verges wherever possible. This is easiest on the section of road from Factory farm towards Stalbridge. Please avoid farm and field gateways.

 

Species

Bream; Chub; Dace; Grayling; Gudgeon; Pike; Roach; Trout;
The Season

16 June to 14 March inclusive

Constraints

- No camping without owner’s permission.

- Please leave all gates as found.

- Avoid disturbing livestock.

see members handbook for further details.
 

Directions and Location

From Sturminster Newton take B3092 to Marnhull. On entry to village turn sharp left at C of E Church (keeping church on left) and drive through the village (about 1 mile). On leaving village, follow road downhill to bridge over the river. This is Red Bridge. Park on the roadside verges wherever possible. This is the easiest on the section of road from the farm towards Stalbridge. Please avoid farm and field gateways.



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Little Hanford (Chesil Farm)
The Fishing

North bank only - commencing approx 50 yards upstream of the footbridge, downstream to where woods reach the waterside. Approx 1300 yards.

 

Species

Chub; Dace; Eels; Gudgeon; Perch; Pike; Roach;
The Season

16 June to 14 March inclusive

Constraints

- No camping

- Leave gates as found

- Do not obstruct access to private premises in Honeysuckle Gardens, etc

Note:
This stretch is immediately downstream of the Shillingstone (Haywards Bridge) section and access is obtainable to and from the Haywards Bridge section.

Directions and Location

From Blandford, take A350 to traffic lights at Durweston Bridge. Turn left onto A357 to Shillingstone (3 miles). In village, turn 2nd right after speed limit boards into Hine Town Lane to roadside parking near Honeysuckle Gardens. Walk Up the lane on foot to 5 bar metal field gate on the right, follow the track and cross over the Tarmac footpath, through gateway into field, over footbridge....50 yds of river upstream & 1300 yds downstream from the footbridge.



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Hanford Farm
The Fishing

North bank only - commencing approx 150yds upstream of the footbridge, downstream for 4 fields to the start of the woods.
 

Species

Bream; Chub; Dace; Eels; Gudgeon; Perch; Pike; Roach;
The Season

16th June to 14th March inclusive

Constraints

- DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE ROAD.

See members handbook for more information.

Directions and Location

From Blandford, take A350 and cross the traffic lights at Durweston Bridge.  Through Stourpaine take the next left signed Child Okeford.  Approx 1 mile along the road look for sign ‘Hanford Farm & School’, turn left and follow the road leading into the farmyard, bear right, then left & pass through the double metal gate(s), drive carefully along the track, at the end of the track, pass through the gate on the right & park ‘sensibly’ anywhere along this track. Access to the river is available from either end of this track.

VERY IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE
For security reasons the main farm gates will be locked at 9.00pm prompt. They will not re-open until 6.00am the following day. Members wishing to use the light summer evenings to fish on beyond 9.00pm must park outside the main farm gates on the grass verge.



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