River Churnet Consall Forge


A stunningly beautiful piece of water for 2020

A third stretch of the fantastic River Churnet at Consall Forge that offers coarse and game anglers some excellent opportunities. The stretch consists of a canalised section of the river that absolutely teems with coarse species, the slow moving water is home to huge dace shoals along with roach to two pounds plus and bream that go over five pounds. A massive perch was caught here a few years ago weighing in at over four and a half pounds and several large carp have been landed. There are a few chub to be found along the stretch and a pike or two can turn up anywhere, a roving lure angler will get results with predatory species.

The canalised section gives way to the river by way of a spectacular weir pool which then follows the more familiar path of the Churnet. Coarse species are again prevalent in the upper reaches with good chub and perch to be taken on float or leger tactics. The Churnet is renowned for it's trout and grayling fishing and a recent Environment Agency electro fishing survey found the river to be rich in game species so the game angler is again well catered for. Wading is not permitted in the weirpool or in the canal overflow area as the riverbed is extremely rocky and potentially dangerous, care should be taken when wading elsewhere and the use of a wading stick is recommended. Parking for six vehicles is in the field next to the sluice house.


This venue is affected by overhead electrical power lines.