After an impressive start to our
ownership, when good roach were
taken, the fishery deteriorated to
the point when it was rarely
fished. Several years ago, the
Fisheries Committee, with support
from Hatfield University, put much
effort into constructing a
backwater, which has created both
extra swims and fish-holding area.
Leasey Bridge has now become a
very popular fishery with barbel,
roach, chub being taken in good
numbers and increasing quality.
The river runs over numerous
gravel shallows and spotting
individual specimens isn't
difficult if you make a cautious
approach. A few deeper pools can
be found where, typically the
larger specimens hold up.