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Pillings/The Osiers - Barrow Upon SoarNon navigable natural river starting at Pillings weir and proceeding downstream for approximately 700yds.
Access is via Flesh Hovel Lane, Barrow Upon Soar. From Loughborough, take the A6 or Epinal Way ring road south toward Leicester. After leaving Loughborough and joining the A6 Dual Carriageway, take the Barrow Upon Soar exit. At the small roundabout take the 1st exit towards Quorn and then turn immediately right into Flesh Hovel Lane. Approximately 400yds along the lane there is a gateway on the right hand side, proceed through this gate and follow the track across two field to park next to the pylon. Please be sure to close the gate after you as the field contains livestock. Walk through the pedestrian gate and turn left along the towpath, go over the footbridge crossing the canal, follow the canal for 50yds and the entrance to the fishery is on your right. The end of the stretch is at the fence below the wide pool known as The Bomb Hole.
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Holloway's Meadows/Toon's IslandProceeding downstream from The Osiers past The Bomb Hole the first field is private fishing belonging to The Pike Anglers Club, you then arrive at Toon's island and Holloway's meadow.
Old weir field and BonsersApproximately 1000yds of non navigable river.
Access is from the A60 Nottingham Rd out of Loughborough towards Cotes. Park at the side of the road next to the Abbey Meadow and walk back towards Loughborough approximately 50yds, walk diagonally left across the field to the footbridge. Please park your vehicle well onto the verge as in the past parking tickets have been issued for footpath obstruction.
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Abbey Meadow/20 Acre/Prayer MeadowAround 1500yds of non navigable river
Parking is as above next to the A60 Nottingham Rd. Abbey Meadow is the field immediately on your left, downstream of Cotes Mill, 20 Acre and Prayer Meadow follow consecutively downstream.
BRICKWOODSUpstream of Cotes road bridge on the bank nearest to Barrow, opposite Bonsers, parking is limited to verge side only
Gorse Meadow and Navies cuttingApproximately 600yds of river and side cutting.
Parking is roadside on Stanford lane between Cotes and Stanford on Soar. Navies cutting is accessed via the footbridge crossing the main river, the Gorse meadow starts at the fence upstream of the footbridge.
Eleven Arches and Little MeadowSituated on Meadow Lane between Loughborough and Stanford on Soar
Parking is beneath the viaduct on either side of the road, please note that space is limited to two vehicles in each layby if parked carefully and we ask that try to park as considerately as possible as to allow others to use this facility.
The fishery extends upstream of the road bridge for a short distance on both banks, downstream of the bridge on the Loughborough bank for approximately 250yds to the fence and downstream on the embankment side for approximately 500yds.
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Grand Union canal - Loughborough
From Loughborough lock, situated near to Belton Rd west, and proceeding north to it's junction with the River Soar.
Parking is available off Swingbridge Rd, postcode LE11 5JB
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ZouchZouch canal from its junction with the river near to Zouch weirs and proceeding along the towpath bank only to Zouch lock.
The river above Zouch weirs in the first and third fields, navigable waterway.
Parking is next to the A6006
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Sutton BonningtonNavigable river extending from Devil's Elbow at the upstream limit proceeding for approximately 1.5 miles to Kegworth canal.
Access is via Pasture Lane LE12 5PQ, Sutton Bonnington playing fields off Main St or via Soar Lane LE12 5PH
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Kegworth CanalFrom its junction with the river downstream of Sutton Bonnington to Kegworth deep lock.
Access is via Soar Lane as above.