Where to fish, where to stay, where to get advice
There are many stretches of the gorgeous Warwickshire Avon running through the small market town of Evesham. I’ve lived here for over 25 years and have fished many of these venues over the years. If you stumbled across my website looking for information on fishing in Evesham, where to stay, where to get advice, tackle and bait from. Here’s some information you may find of use.
Crown/Viaduct Meadows (EDAA waters)
This is the famous Evesham Festival match stretch in the centre of the Town. Controlled by Evesham & District Angling Association but available to fish on a day ticket sold on the bank for a few quid. This stretch is best fished in the week as most weekends it sees qualifiers run for the big August bank holiday festival and there are often 40 plus anglers fishing each day. The fishing can be tough but there are plenty of Roach, Perch, Bream, Chub and the odd Barbel to be caught from this highly pressurised water. You can park in the Viaduct Meadow car park (Sat Nav WR11 4SU) next to the New river bridge and in the summer actually on the Crown Meadow weather permitting (Sat Nav WR11 4ST) but be warned the days parking will probably cost you more than the fishing day ticket! This stretch in the heart of the town and it can be busy on the bank with visitors enjoying the meadow and playground areas. The nearest public toilets are by the Viaduct car park.
Common Road (EDAA waters)
This is another EDAA stretch of the Avon a little further upstream past the weir available on a day ticket. (on the bank) This is much deeper than the town stretch and has good fishing. Bream, Skimmers, Roach and Perch with the odd chance of a big river Carp. There is a car park. Sat Nav WR11 4QY will get you to Common road and access to the river is the first turn right before a row of red bricked houses on the right. But then its a short walk to the river and a trolley is advisable. This stretch of the river is much quieter than the Crown meadow.
The historical Hampton Ferry is the next stretch of the Avon down stream from the EDAA waters on the Crown and Viaduct meadows. Access is down Boat lane from Merstow Green in the town centre. (Sat Nav WR11 4BP) Day tickets are available from the cafe but as always with river fishing in Evesham there are many contests throughout the year and its always worth checking peg availability for pleasure sessions. Hampton Ferry has many non fishing attractions during the course of the year and with Raphael’s restaurant on site food and beverages are always available if you fancy a bite to eat after a days fishing.
Manor Farm Leisure
Just north of Evesham near Harvington is Evesham Manor Farm Leisure where it offers 90 pegs on the River Avon, a six pool commercial style complex, (day tickets on the bank) two golf courses and accommodation is available by hiring one of their modern static caravans which are only 1/4 mile away from the river stretch. This makes the ideal venue for your fishing holiday on one of the best stretches of the Avon for Barbel anglers or you can fish one one of the well stocks pools. Fresh bait and tackle are also available from the on site Manor Angling and with Evesham, the Cotswolds and Stratford on Avon within a stone’s throw away this is a ideal base to explore what the area has to offer.
Heading back down stream the famous Twyford farm stretch is now available to pleasure fish. This venue fell into decline in the 90’s when Twyford Garden Centre/The valley was redeveloped but now in 2021 local tackle dealer Howard Kaye from Manor Angling has opened it back up. The perfect place to send the Mrs to shop while your fishing!
The Bait box
Located in the High street in Evesham The Bait box and run by Dave Packwood this the ideal place to find the latest local information regarding fishing in Evesham. A well stocked shop for all items of tackle and baits plus a wealth of information and local knowledge from many years running his tackle shop and fishing in Evesham.
Based on site at the lakes at Manor Farm Leisure, Manor Angling run by Howard Kaye this is another place to access fresh bait, tackle and information especially if you wish to fish the Twyford Farm stretch of the Avon.
What to do in the evenings
After your days fishing in Evesham why not have a pleasant stroll along the river from the Crown and Viaduct meadows heading down to Hampton Ferry for a pint or a bite to eat. Or head up boat lane towards Merstow Green. I can personally recommend the Steak and Ale pie and chips from the Trumpet Inn or you can walk further up to the High street where there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from.
You can read more on Evesham’s river fishing history by clicking HERE