Barton & Bidford Right Bank
DescriptionThis ever popular middle Avon stretch is noted for the specimen size barbel to be found in the weir pools. Also plenty of bream, chub, roach and pike.
Barton, turn into track to BAA car park off Welford Rd.
Lat 52°09'35.9"N Long 1°49'48.7"W (degs, mins, secs)
Lat 52.159972 Long -1.830195 (numerical)
Postcode B50 4LY
Barton: from Bidford turn left at crossroads towards Barton, then left through gate and along track to riverside car park.
AT BARTON (DOWNSTREAM CAR PARK) THERE IS NOW A BAA LOCK ON THE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS GATE. PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE GATE IS LOCKED AFTER USE.
Bidford RB: turn left at traffic lights in Bidford then right alongside the church.
Special Regulations: N.B. The fishing at Bidford R.B. includes part of the lock island.
NO FISHING AT NIGHT
BAA Publication Map
What's being caught here. I caught this 19.4lb pike in October 2017 from the weir at Barton on ledgered sprat about 6 feet out, had 2 other small pike prior to this one using the same method, this is my first ever double figure pike so by far smashed my old personal best. Adam Laurence
Upstream from car park
Downstream from car park
Richard Fenton's 11lb 3oz barbel from Bidford RB this morning Sunday 18th August , caught on 14mm halibut pellet.
Bidford RB 01
Stile alongside car park, over stile and across field to river.
Bidford RB 02
Stile to weir/lock, viewed from weir/lock side. Please use the stile, don't climb over the fence and damage it.
Bidford RB 03
Stile to weir/lock, viewed from field. Please use the stile, don't climb over the fence and damage it.
Bidford RB 04
Cross lock gate to get to weir island. Pegs are on the weir side of island.
Bidford RB 05
Path on lock side of weir island.
Chublet 'soup' at Bidford LB
Lots of chublets plus a few roach on Sunday 25/11/18. Had a few on the inside fishing bread punch over liquidized bread but it was a bit slow. Switched to the far bank wag'n'mag line which I'd been feeding from the off and the catch rate increased markedly. P.S. Not trying to monopolize your photo section, just to highlight how well the Avon is fishing at the moment and, maybe, encourage others to submit photos of their catches. Paul Hitchman.
Roach of a lifetime!
Caught this beauty at Barton below the weir...2.4 pounds... Dave Wilkes
Whopper from Bidford!
Hi I caught this barbel weighing in at 10lb 2oz on Sunday evening 24th June from Bidford right bank. It fell to ledgered luncheon meat with a feeder of groundbait. Thanks! Dan Friar.
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