"Two stretches of the UK's longest river in Ironbridge and Buildwas"
The River Severn is favoured by many to be one of the best rivers in the country, not only for its large numbers of fish, but also the specimen sizes of many of the fish that are found in it.
TAA has a stretch in the English Heritagesite of Ironbridge and also in the neighbouring area of Buildwas.
The two stretches are completely different in nature. "Dale End Park" in the heart of Ironbridge boasts a long straight and deep part of the Severn which is well known for it's silvers, Chubb and Pike fishing. The three stretches in Buildwas, namely "The Sheep Fields", "Lego Blocks" and "Power Station" have more bends with shallower, faster and rockier water and is favoured for its Barble fishing. Of course, there's a chance of catching all of the other species in the river, but it's the Barble that is King in this area.
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Species Of Fish In The River Severn
Here's a list of what you can expect to catch fishing the River Severn.
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Carp (In very low numbers)
Depth Of The River Severn.
The Pool ranges from 1-15 ft maximum depth (depending on time of year and weather conditions).
Parking At The River Severn
Parking for Dale End Park can be had at one of Ironbridge Town's public car parks. Please note: These are Pay and Display car parks. As Ironbridge sees many visitors and tourists throughout the year, these car parks can get full quite early in the day.
Parking at Buildwas can be had in two locations depending on where you are planning to fish.
For the Sheep Field, you can park by the entrance gate, there is two small areas, one on each side of the road.
For Lego Blocks there is a small car park at the old bridge entrance. For the Power Station stretch, there is room for parking along the exit slip on the roads that leads to the old Power Station site. DO NOT PARK ON THE BRIDGE.
Dale End Park
Power Station Stretch
Is The River Severn Disabled Friendly?
Getting to the river is not disabled friendly. Each of the stretches require the angler to walk from where they are parked to the water. Many of the pegs require the use of steps to the water, and during high water levels, the ground can be sodden.
All anglers fishing TAA waters are to assess their own capabilities before deciding to visit.
Can I Night Fish The River Severn?
Night fishing on The River Severn is allowed for adult (18 and over) TAA members as part of their ticket. The pool can be night fished all year.
Baits And Methods On The River Severn?
Any of the traditional river fishing methods work very well on the Severn, from ledgering, feeder and stick float tactics all producing great numbers of fish.
Maggots, Casters, Bread, Worm, Meat, Pellet, Boilies, Corn, Particle feed and any other bait you can think of work well on the river depending on the species you're targeting.
Deadbaits (course and Sea) are best used for the Pike in the river. Lures work well for the Pike and Perch and the chance of a good size Chubb is always a welcome bonus. Some predator anglers are lucky enough to catch the odd Salmon or Trout in the area however, this part of the Severn is not well known for these species as a rule!
**PLEASE THINK OF FISH CARE AND FISH SAFETY AT ALL TIMES ON TAA WATERS, WE WOULD LIKE OUR FISH TO LIVE LONG AND HAPPY LIVES**
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More Information about The River Severn at Ironbridge and Buildwas.
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