The Old Mill Fishery consists of four weirs and the main river.
On the main river you can expect Roach, Bream Tench, Perch and Carp. In the weirs the most sought after are Barbel and Chub.
Generally most areas are fishable all of the time, and if the weirs and river are not enough to delight any fisherman there is also a pond where carp of up to 30lbs have been caught.
Anglers come to The Old Mill from far and wide, we even had a young lad from Germany to catch a Barbel, and he has returned several times and caught in double figures.
We often welcome a very friendly group of partially disabled and head injury guests, who, with their carers catch fish and have a picnic lunch.
Many fishing notaries have fished here including, John Wilson who filmed an episode of Go Fishing. Andy Little and Ray Walton to name but a few and of course Bernard Venebles at the outset.
In 2001 Michael Heseltine opened a new Salmon ladder next to the newly renovated sluice gates. Renowned local fisherman, MP for Reading, Martin Slater held his wedding at The Old Mill, occasionally interrupting his reception to fish!
The 2016 -2017 Season
Due to Otter and Cormorant numbers increasing, fish stocks all along the Kennet are declining.
Here at The Old Mill we want to maintain a healthy stock of all species by introducing a restocking program
In order to do this we need to know exactly what numbers still remain in the river.
We now ask all anglers to submit a brief report of any captures (big or small) either by text, email or The Old Fishery Facebook Group.
Please accurately weigh and photograph all fish caught. For the bigger species (Barbel, Chub, Carp) Please photograph both sides of the fish and any distringuishing features.
We now run a catch of the month competition.
The winner of which will receive a free days fishing, All you have to do is join our Old Mill fishery group on Facebook and submit your entry before the last day of each month.
Please send your reports to one of the following:
Text 07917 026 921
Facebook The Old Mill Fishery
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