River Loddon Sindlesham Mill

Sindlesham, Berkshire

OS Map Reference: SU 767 703
Postcode: RG41 5DF
Water Type: River
Designation: General River
Facilities: Car Parking
Contacts: Head Bailiff: Mr. D. Ford
Deputy Bailiff:
Local Police: 101
Stock: Pike to 30lb
Roach to 3lb
Perch to 4lb
Tench to 8lb
Bream to 8lb
Chub to 7lb+
Mirror Carp to 27lb
Barbel to 20lb+
Occassional Sea Trout

This is probably the most under-rated of all the Society’s waters. One and a half miles of superb fishing opportunity with big barbel, roach, chub and pike in an unpressured environment. If you have yet to do battle with a big river pike, this stretch is just waiting to expand your experience. Hook one of these Loddon monsters and you may give up stillwater piking for good !

The venue is split into two distinct types of water, a deep slow-moving stretch above the mill, a narrow, fast flowing back-stream. Species include Bream to 5lb, Chub to over 7lb 4oz, Barbel to over 16lb 10oz, Common Carp to over 20lb, Mirror Carp to 27lb 11oz and Roach. In recent years Barbel have populated the Loddon in far greater numbers, and can be found in the upstream and side stream areas. Pike, Eels and other species are also present. The flow in the river has increased following the lowering of the water level by some two feet and this should improve the fishing on this water.

Tackle and Tactics

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.

Record Fish

Farnham Angling Society Record

Species lbs:ozs:drms kilo.grms Date Captor
No Records Caught From This Venue Yet!

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Local Bye-Laws

  • Fishing is on the upstream left hand bank for approximately 1.5 miles. The left bank of the back-stream from the ‘tumbling bay’ down to the fence is also on the ticket. (The weir itself is private.)
  • There is now a fence and gate at the Mill end of the fishery, this must be locked at all times even if it is open on your arrival.
  • Note this venue is no longer a day ticket water.
  • Camping is not permitted, but night fishing is allowed with bivouacs and brollys.


Just off Mill Lane, Sindlesham, Berkshire

Directions & Parking

Using the A329 road from Wokingham to Reading. Take A327 to Arborfield Cross, at the Bull Inn Roundabout take the B3030 north (Sindlesham Road which becomes Mole Road), proceed for approximately 1.8 miles passing the Nirvana Spa which is 200m before a roundabout at which you take first left onto Mill Lane. Follow this road for 1,000m, under the motorway and over first river bridge and carry on 300m and a pedestrian access gate to fishery is on the left, before you cross the second bridge.

Reading Moathouse Hotel: Parking is over the bridge, pass the red brick building on your right, and the Reading Moathouse car park entrance will also be on your right. The barrier will lift, go to reception and they will advise of the code that you will need to enable you to leave.

Do not use the car park of The Poacher Pub.