DescriptionThis length of river is noted for its' barbel. Pleasure catches exceeding 100lbs can be had with specimens up to 10lbs. Best fished during Summer & Autumn. Swim feeder or ledger best for barbel with pellets, corn or meat as favourite baits.
Upstream car park road entrance
Lat 52°31'11.2"N Long 2°24'49.1"W (degs, mins, secs)
Lat 52.519772 Long -2.413642 (numerical)
Postcode WV16 5JL
Downstream car park road entrance
Lat 52°30'31.6"N Long 2°24'29.4"W (degs, mins, secs)
Lat 52.508792 Long -2.408174 (numerical)
Postcode WV16 5LF
Knowle Sands: From Kidderminster take A442 towards Bridgnorth, turning left into town centre. Cross the river then turn left towards Chelmarsh. For sections 1 & 2 park in BAA car park through gate opposite the Swan Inn. For sections 3 & 4 continue to Eardington, then turn left down lane parking near sewage works (Gate Code 3590).
Note: NO ACCESS FOR VEHICLES BEYOND THE OFFICIAL CAR PARK. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS FIELD TOWARDS THE RIVER.
Note: Sections 1 & 2 car park requires a long walk down hill through a wood then across a field to the river, coming back through the wood is a steep walk so travel light.
NO FISHING AT NIGHT
BAA Publication Map
Knowle Sands 1&2 01
Knowle Sands Meadow 1 at the upstream end of the fishery.
Knowle Sands 1&2 02
Section 2 in the woods.
Knowle Sands 1&2 03
Another peg in the wooded section 2.
Knowle Sands 1&2 04
Still in the woods.
Knowle Sands 3&4 05
Section 3 with some extra water in early summer.
Knowle Sands 3&4 06
Section 3, just downstream of the Danery on the opposite bank.
What's caught here - February 2016
What a great session at Knowle again 5 Barbel and 1 chub. I wasnt planning on going today but a friend cancelled a planned meet so I ventured down river again instead. Despite forecast it turned into a lovely morning (if you could get out of the wind) with air temperature at 14C. I drove to Eardington to try at Knowle Sands again but went to a peg that I hadnt been able to fish for about two months as the river had been to high. I must have been the only nutter down there so the long walk to the peg hoping it was going to be free was worth it. I duly cast out one rod with lob worms and set-up my other rod on bread flake for chub. First cast out the bread rod hooped over but I missed the bite - next five casts proved fruitless so went back onto lobs on this rod too. After a bit of casting around I eventually found some fish and finished this peg with five barbel in the net. Swim then went dead so I moved upstream but nowt on this one either.- packed it in and decided to try another couple of pegs on the way back to the car. To cut a long story short didnt get any more barbel but caught a nice chub then lost another at the net. Went home wet but happy as the drizzle had now well and truly set in. That's twenty six barbel in the last five sessions at Knowle - not bad at all for winter fishing! Chris
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