OS Map Reference: SU 737 624
Postcode: RG7 1XX
Water Type: River
Designation: General River
Head Bailiff: Mr. J. Glover
Deputy Bailiff: Mr. B. Profit
Estate Contact: Mr M Borra 01252 320871
Local Police: 101
Chub to 4lb
Dace to 1lb
Roach to 1.5lb
Perch to 2lb
some Barbel to 8lb
A half-mile of the Whitewater just below Riseley Mill provides a short but productive stretch of, mainly, chub fishing. Although only a few barbel have been reported as caught on this section, some fair sized perch and roach have been taken here.
This water is immediately downstream of Riseley Mill for approximately 1km. This water is a delightful and pretty small river fishery which is ideal for the pleasure angler targeting the smaller species. Roach, Dace, and Perch are plentiful and the Chub go to 5Ib.
This is not a prolific Barbel water but the occasional Barbel have been caught to around 7Ibs. Pike are also present. Can be overgrown and weedy during the summer months.
Suitable for most river tactics, although the venue is largely shallow with fast shallow runs into deeper areas.
Fish the deeper areas and glides for consistent sport and check out the over hanging trees and rafts for the Chub.
June to November 2009
This season has seen more interest from members on this small fishery and it is popular for those fishing light. Good catches of Roach, Dace, Gudgeon and Perch have been reported plus a few good Chub of around five pounds. The summer months seemed quite consistent for the smaller species and this river probably out fished its bigger sister the Loddon during this time.
Certainly Chub anglers were finding some good sport along the banks of the Whitewater and although shallow along much of its length there is plenty in there, hiding under the bushes and trees.
Anyone looking for a Barbel in the Whitewater may be looking for a long time, they are few and far between, with reports suggesting they are not too big when a rare appearance gets put in. Some great sport for Pike angers on the spinners and lures, though the venue is not the easiest place for this type of fishing. The back end of September proved to be disappointing as low levels of water were still evident, and like the Loddon the river did not see any serious water until November. All in all a reasonable season given the type of venue it is.
Farnham Angling Society Record
|No Records Caught From This Venue Yet!|
- This water is immediately downstream of Riseley Mill for approximately 1km.
- The opposite bank is owned by another club and Members are requested to show due consideration to their members.
Off Mill Lane, Risley, Berkshire
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From Hartley Wintney along B3011 towards Reading. Turn right at the first roundabout towards Riseley, Swallowfield and Wellington Country Park. Take first right to Riseley Mill and follow road through the sharp left hand bend at the mill until the first entrance to the fields, which is the car park shown on the map.
Cars may be parked just inside the entrance to the fields (shown as car park on the map) or at the edge of the road next to the entrances to the field. Members are advised that the road is very narrow and care should be taken to ensure that parked vehicles do not obstruct other road users.
From the car park go over the stile and walk straight ahead following the track for about 400 metres where the river can be found on the far side of the field.