River Stour, Henny Street


Postcode CO10 LS

Grid Reference TL 882 379

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Billericay & District Angling Club – RFA Water Share

General description

We have a water share arrangement with Billericay & DAS on their stretch of the River Stour in Suffolk, at Henny Street. Access is via a 5-bar gate across the field from the lane, and at the weir, there is about 400=500 yards upstream, and 800 – 900 yards downstream. It is a little like the upper Medway and is the only RFA water with known (though rare) Zander. This is NOT an ‘RFA = RENTED WATER’ and so in THIS CASE and IN THIS CASE ALONE you may fish at night.

BDAC say: The fishing on this mile long stretch is not considered easy, but it can yield excellent specimens. The nominal river depth is about 5 feet although local variations can be between 2 – 10 feet. Of particular mention are several shoals of bream which reach 10lbs each.

Night anglers tell us they have success with chub up to 6lbs, and the river also holds tench, perch, dace, rudd and roach. The stretch is perhaps the Club’s best pike fishery, with multiple catches possible in the winter. Small barbel were stocked into our stretch some years ago, part of an ongoing programme by the E.A. to increase the numbers of this species in the whole river.

Known catches include: Pike 21lbs, Chub 6lbs, bream 10lbs

Known Species

  • Chub
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Dace
  • Pike
  • Eel
  • Bream

Special Conditions



Parking in the lane.