Stour (Suffolk)

The Suffolk Stour rises on the borders of Cambridgeshire and Essex near Haverhill. From Wixoe to its estuary at Manningtree, it forms the border between Suffolk and Essex. It is a coarse fish river offering all the major species except barbel. From Wixoe the river flows to Sudbury and then enters Constable country via Dedham and Flat-ford Mill, the latter being the subject of one of the artist’s most famous paintings. Occasional sea trout are caught in the lower reaches. Ticket facilities can only be described as fair for most of the river is association controlled. A number of these associations operate open membership. Rod Licence: AWA (Essex Rivers Division)

Brantham Lock, EssexCSection from Brantham Lock to Cattawade (A137 Bridge) DT:K Bures, SuffolkC1 mile from above London AA notice board upstream of BuresRB DT:B Bures, SuffolkC1j miles from

Buresto LamarshLB


Cattawade, SuffolkC2 miles from

Cattawade Barrage to sea AB

Free fishing

Dedham, EssexCSection at


DT: ARO (Clovers Ltd., Flour Mills,


Flatford Mill, Essex C From

Flatford Mill to Judas Gap


Flatford Mill, EssexCSection marked by Elm Park, Hornchurch &

Dist. AA notice board above

Flatford Mill


Great Henny,SuffolkC300 yards opposite Swan lnnRB

DT: AP (Henny Swan, Great

Henny. Tickets also available here for Great Cornard AC water on opposite bank)

Sudbury, SuffolkC6 miles from

Throught to Sudbury AB

DT: B or ATS (in area) orAA (Sudbury & Dist.AA)

Associations: Extensive Colchester APS control. Their centres include Nayland, Wormingford, Wiston, Boxted, Langham, Stratford St Mary, Flatford and Little Horkesley. London AA also have extensive holdings, includingfishing at Bures, Nayland, Great Horkesley, Lamarsh, Pitmore Lock, Henny, Middleton, Glemsford, Foxearth, Clare, Sudbury. Otherassn: Clovers Ltd (Angling section). Long Melford and Dist.AA.

Stour Tributary


This river rises nearGreat Walding-field and flows south east through Boxford to join the Stour just upstream of its junction with the Brett. It is trout fishing with limited opportunities for the visitor. Stoke by Nayland, EssexT -1 3 mile at Stoke by Nayland DT: (L3)ARO(Essex River Divn., Anglian Water Authority, Rivers House, 129, Springfield Road, Chelmsford. NB: Thiswateris often booked in advance for long periods ahead) Stour (Warwicks). See R. Severn Sulby. See Isle of Man Swale. See R. Ouse (Yorks) Swincombe. See R. Dart