The second car
park at Wasperton is now fitted with a combination lock on the gate. The
combination is the same as College Pool and Snitterfield Reservoir.
See your membership book.
Please ensure that all other gates are kept closed too.
Leamington Angling's extensive holdings on this stretch of the
Warwickshire Avon date back to the days when the Association was first
formed in 1890. There can be few more picturesque areas of countryside
than this section of the Avon Valley and with the fishing now returning
to it's best, this is a superb venue at any time of the season.
The river winds its way from the upstream peg one, which is a walk
across the meadow from the first car park, down to the wider stretch
opposite Hampton Lucy weir. Depths average about 7ft but there are
shallows as well as some deeper holes. There is also one meadow at the
entrance to Wasperton village which is seldom fished but offers some
great natural shallows.
Main species are chub, roach, perch and gudgeon. Dace are also
making a comeback (choose a shallow, gravelly swim for these) and the
pike fishing is now attracting attention from predator anglers.
Waggler, stick float and pole all work well with straight lead and
feeder coming into their own when there is extra water in the river.
In the warmer summer months, caster and hemp works well for the
better chub and roach, avoiding smaller fish, and tares often account
for good roach. The waggler is best fished with the bulk shotting
around the float and only a few number 8s or 10s down the line. Don't
go too light on hooklengths (1.5lb minimum) because your regular
feeding will soon bring the bigger chub into your swim and five
pounders are not uncommon.
The winter brings big changes to the river and the maggot is
the favoured bait, with stick float or pole being employed to slow the
bait down. Pinkies can be useful in a cold snap but a big piece of
bread or luncheon meat, nailed to the bottom, can often lure those
exceptional big fish. Barbel are now putting in an appearance at
Wasperton and the wider sections on Wasperton 2 have some shoals of
TICKETS Leamington Angling Members only. No day tickets. Access to these waters is not permitted during the close season.
CLOSE SEASON All rivers are closed between 15th March and 15th June each year
PARKING Park in the designated parking areas but do not obstruct gates or tracks.
SAT NAV Coordinates.
Upstream Stretch Car Park: N52.229488, W1.607764
Lower Stretch Car Park 1: N52.224058, W1.619708
Lower Stretch Car Park 2: N52.220232, W1.620542
Phone Phil Mattock 07890 467464Match Bookings River Avon - Wasperton
Any pegs not included in a prebooked match are available for members to fish
Sunday 26th July 2015 - Lions Charity Raft Race from Wasperton to Stratford. In aid of the Shakespeare Hospice in Shottery.