HARDMEAD TO STANSTEAD LOCK


From the footbridge near to Tumbling Bay Weir to Hardmead Lock is quite slow moving and in the summer there are large numbers of carp, bream and chub in this section. Roach and perch are also to be found. In the winter months pike anglers have some success roving this section.
Below Hardmead Lock near to the Marina and above Stanstead Lock there is an area known as ‘the wides’ where large shoals of bream seem to shoal up. 
Floating baits along this section are producing some double figure carp.
Please note that the offside bank referred to as the natural bank or nature reserve bank is controlled by Ware Angling Club and is for their members only.

PARKING

This section does not have easy vehicular access. It is possible to park in Amwell Lane and Lower Road and follow the signs to the Nature Reserve this gives you access to a footpath across the railway line that takes you to the towpath. Please use caution when crossing the railway lines. Alternatively you will need to walk from either Stanstead Abbotts/St Margarets or from Ware