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Hampton Loade

Day Ticket plus members only section

£8 per day - available on the bank

No night fishing

No litter

Some areas have snags/broken river bed - appropriate

tackle must be used

Hampton   Loade   is   probably   one   of   the   most   famous   stretches on   the   river   Severn.   For   decades   anglers   from   all   over   the country   have   been   visiting   this   area   of   the   river   to   sample   to superb   fishing   the   middle   reaches   has   to   offer.   The   vast   shoals of   small   barbel   have   been   replaced   by   larger   fish   that   test   the anglers    skill    in    the    pacey,    powerful    flow.    Double    figure    fish regularly   put   in   an   appearance   with   the   biggest   authenticated specimen    from    this    stretch    weighing    14lb    7oz,    which    is    a massive    fish    for    the    middle    Severn.    Hampton    Loade    offer anglers   a   wide   variety   of   swims.   From   fast   pacy   water   the   river flows   over   rapids   then   into   deep   holes   and   around   meandering bends.    There    is    the    opportunity    to    fish    every    method    here whether   it   be   touch   legering   in   nearside   holes   or   under   bushes to   feeder   fishing   in   the   main   flow   and   there   are   also   plenty   of swims where the angler can enjoy a few hours trotting. Hampton   Loade   fishes   in   all   condition   and   when   the   river   is   in flood   there   are   plenty   of   slacks   and   quiet   glides   where   the   fish lie to escape the current. While   famous   for   its   barbel   fishing,   the   stretch   contains   plenty of   other   species.   Chub   are   plentiful   with   a   good   number   of   5lb fish   caught   each   year.   Fish   of   six   pounds   are   less   common   but there   are   enough   present   to   make   them   a   worthy   target.   The largest   authenticated   chub   from   our   stretch   weighed   a   very impressive   7lb   7oz.   Roach   too   have   benifited   from   the   large amount     of     pellets     that     have     been     fed     over     the     years. Occasionally   one   will   fall   to   a   barbel   angler   but   they   do   prefer more   subtle   tactics   and   scaling   tackle   down   has   revealed   the true   potential   of   this   stretch.   Pound   plus   roach   are   common   and they   are   beautiful   scale   perfect   young   looking   fish.   Each   year anglers   catch   the   holy   grail   of   roach   fishing,   a   river   2   pounder though   they   are,   as   can   be   expected,   very   elusive.   The   largest roach   weighed   was   a   colossal   2.12   though   bigger   fish   have definitely been lost. The   perch   potential   has   never   been   truly   explored   though   fish to   4.09   have   been   caught.   There   are   certainly   much   bigger   to be had. The   Hampton   Loade   section   is   ¾   mile   long.   The   first   field   and two   meadows   (1000yds)   are   available   to   day   ticket   anglers   and there    is    a    400yd    section    below    this    that    is    reserved    for members   only. A   sign   denotes   this   boundary.   Day   ticket   anglers are not allowed past the sign. The   bailiff   regularly   patrols   and   can   offer   up   to   date   information should    the    angler    need    a    bit    of    guidance    with    methods    or swims.   The   river   changes   daily   and   our   bailiff   has   years   of experience   reading   the   moods   of   the   water   so   knows   it   better than most. Directions: Postcode: WV15 6HN What3words: graph.unicorns.caramel                            From    Bridgnorth:    From    the    Bridgnorth    bypass    roundabout follow   the A442   towards   Kidderminster   for   4   1/2   miles.   Hampton Loade   is   well   signposted   and   is   a   right   turn   next   to   a   wooden bus stop. From   Kidderminster:   From   Kidderminster   ring   road   follow   the signs    for    Bridgnorth,    take    the    Proud    Cross    Ringway    to    the A442.   Follow   the   A442   for   8   miles,   Hampton   Loade   is   well signposted. Take the left turn by the wooden bus stop. Both    Routes:    Continue    down    the    lane    for    1    mile.    At    the bottom   of   the   hill   turn   right   onto   the   National   Trust   car park.   Walk   up   the   road   between   the   pub   and   cottages   to reach   the   alley   next   to   the   field   which   is   the   access   point for the stretch.
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Please Note Due   to   park   homes   being   built   on   the   site   of   the   old   car park there is no longer anywhere to leave vehicles. For   the   time   being   anglers   must   park   at   the   National   Trust car   park   at   the   bottom   of   the   hill   and   walk   up   the   lane   to access   the   river.   This   car   park   has   opening   and   closing times   and   is   locked   outside   of   these   hours   so   anglers   must make   themselves   aware   of   these   times   and   abide   by   them so   as   not   to   get   locked   in.   The   car   park   has   no   connections to     the     Kinver     Freeliners     so     we     cannot     take     any responsibility   should   anglers   fall   foul   of   the   opening   and closing times that will change throughout the year
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Hampton Loade

Day Ticket plus members only section

£8 per day - available on the bank

No night fishing

No litter

Some areas have snags/broken river bed - appropriate

tackle must be used

Hampton   Loade   is   probably   one   of   the   most   famous   stretches on   the   river   Severn.   For   decades   anglers   from   all   over   the country   have   been   visiting   this   area   of   the   river   to   sample   to superb   fishing   the   middle   reaches   has   to   offer.   The   vast   shoals of   small   barbel   have   been   replaced   by   larger   fish   that   test   the anglers    skill    in    the    pacey,    powerful    flow.    Double    figure    fish regularly   put   in   an   appearance   with   the   biggest   authenticated specimen    from    this    stretch    weighing    14lb    7oz,    which    is    a massive    fish    for    the    middle    Severn.    Hampton    Loade    offer anglers   a   wide   variety   of   swims.   From   fast   pacy   water   the   river flows   over   rapids   then   into   deep   holes   and   around   meandering bends.    There    is    the    opportunity    to    fish    every    method    here whether   it   be   touch   legering   in   nearside   holes   or   under   bushes to   feeder   fishing   in   the   main   flow   and   there   are   also   plenty   of swims where the angler can enjoy a few hours trotting. Hampton   Loade   fishes   in   all   condition   and   when   the   river   is   in flood   there   are   plenty   of   slacks   and   quiet   glides   where   the   fish lie to escape the current. While   famous   for   its   barbel   fishing,   the   stretch   contains   plenty of   other   species.   Chub   are   plentiful   with   a   good   number   of   5lb fish   caught   each   year.   Fish   of   six   pounds   are   less   common   but there   are   enough   present   to   make   them   a   worthy   target.   The largest   authenticated   chub   from   our   stretch   weighed   a   very impressive   7lb   7oz.   Roach   too   have   benifited   from   the   large amount     of     pellets     that     have     been     fed     over     the     years. Occasionally   one   will   fall   to   a   barbel   angler   but   they   do   prefer more   subtle   tactics   and   scaling   tackle   down   has   revealed   the true   potential   of   this   stretch.   Pound   plus   roach   are   common   and they   are   beautiful   scale   perfect   young   looking   fish.   Each   year anglers   catch   the   holy   grail   of   roach   fishing,   a   river   2   pounder though   they   are,   as   can   be   expected,   very   elusive.   The   largest roach   weighed   was   a   colossal   2.12   though   bigger   fish   have definitely been lost. The   perch   potential   has   never   been   truly   explored   though   fish to   4.09   have   been   caught.   There   are   certainly   much   bigger   to be had. The   Hampton   Loade   section   is   ¾   mile   long.   The   first   field   and two   meadows   (1000yds)   are   available   to   day   ticket   anglers   and there    is    a    400yd    section    below    this    that    is    reserved    for members   only. A   sign   denotes   this   boundary.   Day   ticket   anglers are not allowed past the sign. The   bailiff   regularly   patrols   and   can   offer   up   to   date   information should    the    angler    need    a    bit    of    guidance    with    methods    or swims.   The   river   changes   daily   and   our   bailiff   has   years   of experience   reading   the   moods   of   the   water   so   knows   it   better than most. Directions: Postcode: WV15 6HN What3words: graph.unicorns.caramel                            From    Bridgnorth:    From    the    Bridgnorth    bypass    roundabout follow   the A442   towards   Kidderminster   for   4   1/2   miles.   Hampton Loade   is   well   signposted   and   is   a   right   turn   next   to   a   wooden bus stop. From   Kidderminster:   From   Kidderminster   ring   road   follow   the signs    for    Bridgnorth,    take    the    Proud    Cross    Ringway    to    the A442.   Follow   the   A442   for   8   miles,   Hampton   Loade   is   well signposted. Take the left turn by the wooden bus stop. Both    Routes:    Continue    down    the    lane    for    1    mile.    At    the bottom   of   the   hill   turn   right   onto   the   National   Trust   car park.   Walk   up   the   road   between   the   pub   and   cottages   to reach   the   alley   next   to   the   field   which   is   the   access   point for the stretch. There   is   no   parking   at   the   site   of   the   old   car   park   due   to   the development of park homes
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