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Dunham bridge Trent question.

Richard Barrett

Senior Member
Guys just wanted to ask about this area and the tides. Is it reasonably safe to fish this tidal beat please? Are there platform swims, or just cut out from the bank, I'm just getting a bit unsteady on my feet nowadays that's all, I have to take a bit of care. Is the bottom rocky like the rest of the Trent and what would be the average depth in this area. Cheers guys I ca sort the swims and rest out myself. Best wishes keep safe now. Richard.
 

Phil Heaton

Active Member
The actual bridge banking area was reinforced with rock armour a few years ago so there is (or was last time I was there) a rocky bank down to and below the water line which is difficult to get up and down. Further upstream it is better. There are some deep sections here and the flow can be very strong especially as the river runs off.
Here's a link to the controlling clubs Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/4155455585...the-bank5-day-8-night-or-af/1585192411589717/
 

Nick Coulthurst

Senior Member
Some pegs have slab platforms from what I remember. Fairly typical tidal stretch really. The club which runs it never reply to emails and seem to be fully subscribed every year. Used to be my favourite tidal stretch before it became popular.
 

Richard Barrett

Senior Member
Guys, that's so helpful and vey gracious of you. Actually I'm more interested in the Roach fishing than the barbel, a friend told me some better roach 1lb+ turn up on small boilies. Is upstream better for long trotting would you suggest?
 
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