DescriptionTypical Warwickshire Avon with an even flow and regular depth averaging 6-8 feet. Bream, chub, roach, pike, barbel & tench can all be found here. best methods are; swimfeeder, stick float and waggler, with maggots the best bait.
Cleeve Prior: For 1&2, at Bidford cross river bridge taking 1st right (signposted Marlcliff), continue to Cleeve Prior, through village turn right along Mill Lane where road goes down to river and car park. For 3 to 8 continue through village to cross roads. Turn right for Offenham then right through gate alongside bungalow, follow track and park in riverside meadows. cars may be taken along river bank when conditions allow. Gate lock code: See BAA Membership Card (do not leave gate open or unlocked).
Special regulations: The gap shown on the map at Cleeve Prior No1 is the local public fishing and is identified by 2 yellow signs.
NO FISHING AT NIGHT
BAA Publication Map
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The end of Mill Lane downhill towards the river.
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At the end of the track from Mill Lane, turn left under the 'goal-posts' towards the BAA car park. Take care if you are in a large vehicle such as a van that it will go through the goal posts. If not there is a parking area at the bottom of the track with a short walk to the river.
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The goal posts!
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Turn left into the BAA car park which is on the river bank. You can park near to your chosen peg but take care as it gets muddy in winter and uneven towards the bottom/downstream end. Do not park under the large willow trees on your left just as you turn into the car park, these are unsafe and due to be cut down during January 2018.
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The car park.
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Over the stile to the public fishing area (not BAA fishing).
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At the upstream end of the car park, just above the local public fishing area is a fence which leads upstream, fishing in this area is not currently advised due to it being very overgrown.
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The first peg (upstream) in the car park area. It is a few feet above the river where the old concrete mill sluice used to enter the Avon.
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The second peg downstream in the car park.
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Third peg downstream in the car park
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Fourth peg downstream in the car park.
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Fifth peg downstream and last one in the car park.
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1st peg downstream from car park.
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2nd peg downstream from car park.
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3rd peg downstream from car park.
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4th peg downstream from car park.
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5th peg downstream from car park.
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6th peg downstream from car park.
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7th peg downstream from car park.
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Within the first hour I had a pike of 8lb 8oz, Spud had one of 8lb then he hit into a cracking 11lb 8oz zander. It was a busy day, between us we had over 9 runs, which we were sure were zander picking the bait up and dropping it. Colin Townsend.
Cleeve Prior chub
Had 11 on, got 9 out from a big 2lb to one approaching 5lb, no small fish. Waggler fished caster 2/3rds over. Had to wait 2 hours for a bite. Pulled out of the first one (felt v.big) and, 1/2 way thru, broke on another where the hook length joined the mainline but the Shakespeare Chub Beater (13ft Boron Mach 2) mastered the others. A case of being in the right place (Chub City) at the right time (a mild February Tuesday) when they were having a go. Sorry about the quality of the photos but I only have one pair of hands and a cheapo mobile ! Paul Hitchman.
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