SUNBURY WEIR, RIVER THAMES

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jamiec

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Morning all. I had a day walking the Thames from Laleham to Lower Sunbury on Saturday doing a bit of a recce for a trip this coming Friday which ive now decided will be to the weir at Lower Sunbury.

Has anyone fished the weir this year or recently? i wanted to go for Barbel and Pike although perhaps not at the same time, so advice on any of these two species would be appreciated.

We are hiring a boat so can really only fish from 9 to 5. I know that Barbel on this stretch most come out at night but we cant night fish the weir( can we?) which I suspect holds a fair few of em.

I was thinking boilies, pellet and hemp approach. I have to get a Barbel this season, really I do.

Any help greatly appreciated.
 

jamiec

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surely someone on here must have fished this part of the thames?not recently of course, but the last 12-18 months...

Is this board full of mainly northerners?
 

struggler

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Hi jamiec,
There are lots of decent fish to be had at lower Sunbury.
Opposite the Flowerpot pub about a 1/3rd of the way out.
Good luck
 

pobby

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thames is till really high and fast

i fished over lower sunbury the other week before the floods and got nothing out not much luck for any of the other guys that i spoke to

if you do fish there be carefull as i was woken at about 2.30 am to hear a couple of kids talking about knicking me rods but they leged it as soon as they heard the zip go on my tent so gaurd your gear well
 

jamiec

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thanks for all that.

you wont catch me doing a night alone and my fishing mate is 6 ft 3 and 20 st. not quick but very scary indeed, especially when woken up. i wanted to fish the weir from a boat rather than the thames from the bank.

i heard kings walk and a few other s[pots nearby but ccant find anyone whos fished the weir.
 

pobby

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i know the owner of a strech at hampton couart between the weirs so thats where i fish on the thames had 2 nice barbel and a good bream from there before the floods but not been since the water went down
hope you have some luck
 
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