River Rother, Blackwall Bridge


Half way along lane from Peasmarsh to Wittersham

General description

O.S. Refs. 885 258 to 873 276. 2300 and nearest postcode TN31 6TD.┬áin total: 1900 yards right hand bank upstream and also about 400 yards downbstream, left hand bank (commencing about 300 yards downstream from road bridge) – access via gates near to Blackwall North pumping station on Peasmarsh – Wittersham road.

Broad, open, previously dredged river. Very popular. Parking no problem. There are about 80 swims on the Rother here and, up to where it joins the Potmans Heath Channel, TN30 7PU and then, there are another 40 or so. On the lower reach, Ham Green, about 25 swims are available. Water is clearly signposted with RFA signs.

Known Species

  • Barbel
  • Common Carp
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Dace
  • Bream
  • Tench
  • Rudd
  • Pike
  • Eel

Special Conditions

See our Rules – especially re Day Tickets which are issued SOLELY at the Bailiff’s discretion AND NOTE Pike fishing is STRICTLY restricted to RFA Members ONLY. Non-RFA Clubs can book Matches on this water – contact Graham on 01580 76485. Rare but occasional Mullet run through, and Sea Trout.


Very easy parking by the bridge.