The glorious 16 June marks the opening of the river fishing season, so with the Stour on our doorstep there has never been a better time to dust down the rod and reel, whilst repairing the holes in the landing net.
The River Stour is a beautiful slow moving river that runs from its source in East Cambridgeshire to the sea and attracts pleasure and specimen anglers alike who target bream, chub, dace, eel, perch roach, tench, and the elusive river carp.
Sudbury & Long Melford District Angling Club manages long sections of the River Stour and the club offers both day and season tickets.
Day ticket can be bought for £5.00 for adults or £3.00 for juniors (under 18’s) in advance, if your are caught fishing the Associations stretches without ticket, you will be charged £10.00 for a penalty ticket.
A season ticket, which allows you to fish the Associations river sections and still waters is also available from Just Fishin in Sudbury.
Residents of the parish of Sudbury who wishes to fish the Common Land stretch of the river in Sudbury are required to hold a permit to fish each season. The permit will be free, but you will need to renew it each season.
Application forms for the free permit to fish the Common Land stretch only are available from Just Fishin Tackle Shop.
Please drop completed application form, a self-stamped address envelope and a recent passport size photograph to Just Fishin.
If you are a Sudbury & Long Melford District Angling Association season ticket holder, you need not apply.
Ticket and membership prices can be found on membership page
Please remember a Environment Agency’s Rod License is also required to fish with a rod and line, these can be bought online or via your local Post Office.