River Ouse

Pavenham Road, Oakley, MK43 7, Beds, United Kingdom

From Stafford Bridge downstream to the spinney at the end of the second field, choose the left (south) bank.

Around 1,500 metres of navigable river that goes north-westerly from Stafford Bridge and then south-westerly. The water is rapid to medium-paced, with shallows near the top and beside the first and third islands. Summer might be an issue downstream of the first island due to vegetation growth.

Barbel up to 15lb, bream, chub (to 6+ pounds), dace, perch, pike up to 15lb, and roach with some tench are the primary species.

Parking is available on the verge on the other side of the pumping station - do not park on the pavement.

The banks that run beside the majority of this length are steep, therefore caution is advised while descending to the water's edge. The nearby fields are arable, and the strip of land between the fields and the river is prone to overgrowth. On the bank of the club, there is no public right of way.


Take the road from Oakley to Pavenham. As the route leaves Oakley, it descends to Stafford Bridge. The water is accessible to the right of the massive gates (which go to the water pumping plant), approximately 50 metres before the bridge on the left. Proceed through the pumping station's gate and onto the field, using the route to the right. The river is around 50 metres ahead. Fishing is permitted downstream from the bridge to the spinney beyond the third island. Parking is restricted and is located on the fringe just across from the pumping station. Avoid parking on the pavement.

Pike up to 15lb
Barbel up to 15lb

Address: Pavenham Road, Oakley, MK43 7, Beds, United Kingdom
Website: http://www.bedfordanglingclub.org.uk

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