Classic River Thames fishing - This statement sums up Goring perfectly.
The stretch has changed dramatically over recent years. 10 years ago, the dominant method was far bank feeder flinging for big bags of Chub. Nowadays, a more diverse range of fishing can be had. Depending on your personal preference, excellent sport can be had by fishing the pole or waggler for Roach and Perch, or trying to get amongst the Bream through the middle of the river. Far bank feeder fishing still plays its part, especially for the big resident chub.
PEGS 1 to 28
These pegs are very popular throughout the season and vary in nature quite a lot. Pegs 1 to 5 are excellent roach pegs from autumn onwards as the roach tend to shoal up here for some reason. All pegs between 1 and 20 are capable of throwing up big weights of bream through the middle, but the water must be carrying some colour for them to feed. Several pegs along this length have far bank features and the big Perch and Chub tend to shelter under the cover - Although, a barren far bank often throws up even better weights!
Caution - Some of the pegs along this stretch are quite narrow due to erosion and you will need to sit on the towpath. Please be considerate of walkers etc. and make sure you keep the path clear. On the subject of walkers, the path is very popular during the summer months please bear this in mind when fishing the pole – Or prey for rain! Cycling is NOT legally permitted on the footpath.
Access via end of Ferry Lane (Peg 1 onwards), the Public footpath half way down Manor Road next to the lamp post (comes out at peg 8), or the Public footpath at the end of Manor Road (signed to Jordleys - comes out at peg 28).
PEGS 29 to 38
There is currently no fishing allowed through this length
PEGS 39 to 66
The meadows. This is probably the most consistent and fairest part of the venue. Contains a good head of stamp Roach and Perch. There are also increasing quantities of skimmers being caught, but they have not really been targeted. Very popular to employ a heavy groundbait balling approach on the pole line for anything that swims. On the bend at peg 58 onwards, there are some excellent wading pegs that are ideal for waggler fishing. The inside is very shallow on the pole line and you tend to have to fish through the middle to find the flow and the fish. Once the river straightens, there are some excellent pegs for when the river is carrying extra water as they are deep and are sheltered from the main flow.
Access via end of of Manor Road - fastest way is through the end gate and turn right.
PEGS 67 to 87
Little Meadow (Nature Reserve) & Gatehampton. Very rarely fished over the last few years. This stretch does not contain as many Roach and Perch, but is resident to some very big fish including Barbel, Chub and Carp. The pegs around the railway bridge can through up good mixed bags as the fish to tend to shoal up here.
PEGS 67 - 87 - CLUB MEMBERS ONLY.
Access also via end of of Manor Road - fastest way is through the end gate and continue ahead, go under the bridge and then turn right down to the river.
Note: Access for Registered disabled anglers is via Gatehampton Farm. Please contact the Secretary or Bailiff prior to arrange access.