River Sow - Water Profile
The River Sow is a fascinating little river with a maximum width of only 3 metres. The society leases a 1-mile stretch including both banks just down from the road bridge. An interesting feature is the weir pool close to Great Bridgeford Hall Farm.
The Sow is a cracking little river which many members seem to miss out on. In the summer there can be an amount of weed but trotting the gaps will usually throw up a few surprises. In the winter the water actually tends to shallow up without the weed to hold it back and is crystal clear only colouring up after heavy rain, spend time and you will be amazed at the size of some of the fish that drift past you!
The River Sow is known for its quality Chub, Roach, Bream and Perch fishing. Remarkably the Chub and Bream can go to 3-4lbs in weight. The fish hold up in shoals around the weir and the sharp winding bends. There are Pike to be caught, which tend to be located from any area but in particular can be found in close proximity to the shoal fish. The Environment Agency has recently stocked the river with small Chub and Barbel.
Roach to 1lb
Perch to 3lb; averaging 1lb
Pike to 19lb
Chub to 5lb; averaging 2-3lb
Bream to 7lb
Barbel to 2lb
1. The season is from 16 June to 14 March.
2. No dogs allowed
3 All land adjacent to this fishery is private. Members who wish to be accompanied by a non- fishing-guest must be in possession of a named Non Fishing Guest Permit for each individual guest.
4. Parking on Whitegreave Lane, and within field by way of farm gates next to garage and over river bridge. Keep track clear. No parking at farm. Access to river over stile on A5013 and through farm gates and through fence upstream of bridge.