Rising in the villages of East Bilney and Gressenhall from an amalgamation of brooks. The blackwater stream winds its way north-easterly for three miles before joining up with the Wensum at Worthing. It’s a delightful mini-river holding some jumbo-sized dace, chub, roach and some beautiful brown trout.
Access throughout is limited and privately controlled. There are a few spots where the polite, enquiring angler can have some great sport. Below the road bridge in worthing along the southern bank is controlled by worthing fisheries. In addition, there’s some barbel in and around the twisted, overgrown stretch where the blackwater meets the Wensum
What tactics work on the blackwater stream?
To be honest, I’ve caught mostly everything on Maggot. I’ve never consistently fished this stream, for the most part, if off-bounds and found it difficult to find access. A few of my friends have bagged double-figured barbel in the lead up to the Wensum in the spring of 2021.
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