Fishing at The Mill

Advice from the Environment Agency - July 2018

 Anglers need landowner’s permission. The land owner has the right to refuse permission (Riparian rights).

 Anglers need to fish in accordance with EA legislation. There are national rules, plus local byelaws put in place by the Anglian Region. These can be viewed on

 These rules are extensive, but I have tried to pick out a few pertinent ones:


  1. Each day you can only take from rivers:

1 pike (up to 65cm)

2 grayling (30cm to 38cm)

15 small fish (up to 20cm) including barbel, chub, common bream, common carp, crucian carp, dace, perch, rudd, silver bream, roach, smelt and tench

 2.  You cannot fish for coarse fish and eels on rivers from the 15 March to 15 June.

3. You may not take any fish for use as live bait unless the fish are retained at and used only in the water from which they were taken, or you have already obtained the Environment Agency's consent to introduce live bait at another water.

 The EA also advised me that they have a 24-hour hotline - 0800 8070 60 that can be called to report any concerns.