This water has been part of our portfolio for around twelve years. It lies around 7 miles downstream from our Bodiam water and is best accessed by travelling down the A21 to the traffic lights at Flimwell, taking a left turn and travelling through Hawkhurst, Sandhurst and Newenden on the A268 to Four Oaks. When you reach this point turn to your left and follow the signs to Wittersham. The river is approximately three miles after this turn and we have the fishing rights for approximately one and a quarter mile upstream on the right hand side. At the top of the fishery the water splits into two and our section ends approximately two hundred metres above this split. Access to the fishery is via a five bar gate and like the Bodiam fishery you may drive directly to your chosen swim. Please ensure you close and lock the farm gate after entering the water. In addition to the main river there is narrow back channel parallel to the road and winds through the length of our stretch , this has plenty of fish in it and is easier to fish than the main river in many ways although there is no vehicular access.
Like Bodiam this section of water is in the most beautiful peaceful countryside and the only disturbance will be the occasional boat and youngsters jumping from the roadbridge on a hot summer day .If it is hot then drive a few hundred metres upstream to select your swim!
This stretch of the Rother is approximately thirty five metres wide throughout the stretch with a depth down the middle of approx 12 feet with a shelf at either side of approximately 5 feet depth.Generally the water is virtually still during dry summer months and fishes better when there is some flow on the water after rain. The main species in the water are Bream, Skimmers and Roach along with good size Tench and Perch. The water also contains large Pike to over thirty pound and Carp. If you can locate the fish and use the right tactics on the day (maybe chopped worm with groundbait and caster/ maggot),you have the chance of a good day. Night Fishing is allowed and this may be the best time to catch the larger fish during the summer months. Please check the website to see if there are match fixtures on the morning after your night session and please remember to follow the country code and strictly no fires.
Access through gate by pump station
From the gateway upstream until the side stream and the loop back of the side stream to the gate.
The side stream is called the Otter channel which can be fished.
Parking can be made along the riverbank, providing the ground is firm and dry. If wet park in the road.
No driving or parking on the flood bank.
Night fishing is allowed