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andyac
06-06-2010, 00:37
hi all
fished this little river for 32 years near the stapleford airfield to stanford rivers
i am out on the river at midnight on the 16th anyone else? goodluck to all river anglers out on the 16th.

andyac
10-06-2010, 21:41
not long now. it,s wrong to wish ones life away however i am looking forward to tuesday night. the worst part will be 9pm to midnight. i have 2 twilight specialists and i am going to hair rig stilton and corn and change to lobworm on one rod when it gets light. i will probably still get an ellis in the night even though there in decline. i never target fish on the roding because often you catch the opposite so i will be happy with anything. with these modern phones it would be good if people post from the bank what they are catching or not i will be probably in the not section. tight lines all

fishmaster
11-06-2010, 12:46
good luck mate, leave some fish for me, i won't be on there 'till saturday!

andyac
15-06-2010, 21:49
Hi all I have set up my rods, had some supper now the wait still. The river is slow , low and clear. I think it might be a cold night. Good luck all

andyac
18-06-2010, 23:01
hi all
had to wait until 3am for my first bite and messed that up. it was really cold then. as it started to get light i changed to lobworm and had one bite that the bobbin hit the rod and come back down even though i had the free spool
engaged. i recast and after a few minutes the bobbin rose to the rod and a 1lb perch was mine. pretty poor however i will try further upstream tomorrow morning and evening. good luck to all those that have waited till the weekend for there 10/11 river season

andyac
26-06-2010, 13:41
hi
been over the river near passingfordbridge, the river here is hardly flowing and the green floating weed is taking hold. last year about this time the sluice at passingford mill weir broke and dropped the river by about 3 ft (average depth 7ft) this took away a lot of the weed and in march i spoke to the E.A fisheries officer and asked if they could lower the river by 600mm he agreed it would be a good idea however he would have to consult over departments including the flood dept even though this would help with floods.i remain optimistic however if the river is not lowered to give slightly more flow then passingford bridge to the m25 bridge will be covered by the floating weed. i may have to travel to the suffolk stour or thames for a days river fishing.

andyac
26-06-2010, 23:22
hi all
had an evening session on the river at passingford bridge. floatfished worm and caster and had 5 small but chunky perch and a 2lb 4ozs eel which gave a good scrap. retrieved my animal barbless hook from all the fish including the eel which
was slightly hooked inside the mouth. proper fishing tomorrow morning 2 and a half miles away upstream in flowing water if i get up early enough.

fredjtaylor
27-06-2010, 01:47
Andy ,
that stretch of the roding at Passingford bridge used to run by Hollow ac when I was a member . Is that still the case ?

Darren

andyac
28-06-2010, 07:28
hi
hollow angling have given up the south bank of the roding but kept passingford pond.shame really as that side has access to some good swims , there stretch is too deep too slow. woodford had the north bank to shonks mill which is now a bdac water (which i look after) along with patch park and stanford rivers.i fished stanford rivers yesterday 4.45 til 5.45 and caught a 3lb+ chubb and they have recovered from spawning. imho i think the season opens a little early for chubb but they are fine now.as mentioned earlier i want the ea to lower the river level to bring dace,gudgeon and minnows back to this area if the flow increases. on saturday i watched a 150mm long pike picking off fry roach, everything starts off small, with more food available the roach shoals should increase.

petermartin
06-07-2010, 00:21
i have joined ongar DAA and they have a streach of the Roding, i have not been yet as its probably too low at the moment but want to go and take a look later, does anyone know how this section fishes? i will pop in to this forum from time to time and will post any results good or bad. tight lines

andyac
07-07-2010, 06:33
hi peter
its a good idea to get a look at the river now so you have an idea in winter where the deeper spots are etc.i know castle ac have the river roding near ongar where the cripsey brook enters the river and small matches last year in the winter produced chubb to 6lb and perch to 3lb 8ozs i think your stretch is above this?

Josha
07-07-2010, 18:36
hi peter
its a good idea to get a look at the river now so you have an idea in winter where the deeper spots are etc.i know castle ac have the river roding near ongar where the cripsey brook enters the river and small matches last year in the winter produced chubb to 6lb and perch to 3lb 8ozs i think your stretch is above this?

Hi Andy, my family owns Langford Bridge Farm, from the road bridge behind the garden centre onwards and the Roding borders the entire length of the farm. I used to fish it 15 years ago and had some very nice roach, chub, pike.

None of my family fish it any more but I believe a club fish the other bank?

Any idea what it's like nowadays?

petermartin
07-07-2010, 19:02
Well i have not been to the river yet just joined ongar this year and have been to the meorton lake which is lovely, had lots of lovely fish there and the club seems very well run. come the autum and winter i hope to have short sessions on the river. planing to take a look this weekend and take a look. i will post back here regularly. i have never fished this river this high up so can't wait. thanks for the replies.

petermartin
08-07-2010, 20:32
i went to have a look this evening and boy is it low. one or two holes with some deeper water but choked with weed and the banks are very high due to the low water. you would need an extra long landing net to reach the water from the bank. to be honest i may give it a miss until we have had some decent rain which may be in the autum.

fishmaster
10-07-2010, 11:44
fished at buckhurst hill this morning from 6am till 9am, had 2 chub, 3.10 and 3.13 missed 2 more bites, struck too early on one and missed the second watching a well stacked lady jogger! river very low and clear, but saw plenty of small fry which is a good sign. the e.a. have been along chopping back some of the best swims aswell, and also caught a squirrel which fell out of the tree obove me, fished him out in the landing net before the pike had him!

andyac
11-07-2010, 04:08
josha
i think it maybe peters club ongar that have the otherside of langford bridge.in recent years we have had decent rainfall in october onwards.at passingford bridge the roding is over deep with swims to 9ft and in winter these swims get flooded last. my friend and bailiff for bdac stanford rivers stretch had a 2lb 6ozs perch yesterday in 4ft deep swim he recently cut out. nice one fish that is what i do at shonks mill get there early have a couple of hrs or get there late and do the same thing. fished out a squirrel? i pulled a horse (foal) out of the roding 2 years ago that just had his head just above the water, 3 mares come running over lifting and dropping there heads and when i got to the river there he was in the river. even though they look small with thin legs he weighed a ton and i just managed to push him onto the bank.

andyac
15-07-2010, 06:39
hi all
the river is really low at the moment and this rain will make no difference except for brookhouse brook which picks up rain water from the m11 and m25 which enters near the stapleford airfield. if it continues for a few days it will give it some flow and hopefully wash away some of the floating weed.

andyac
06-08-2010, 22:27
the floating weed is starting to cover the whole of the river upstream of the dog toothed weir at passingford mill. i asked the ea to lower the river by the sluice at the side of the weir because last year the sluice broke and took the floating weed with it and gave the river flow, which at the moment has less flow than a canal.

petermartin
07-08-2010, 21:31
still waiting for proper rain to appear and flush it through. still want to wet a line on this river but am holding out for a bit.

andyac
08-08-2010, 04:37
if previous autumns are anything to go by, october is when the rains start and don,t stop till may. i work all over and it does seem the further west you go the more rain they have. i am going on the roding tody at stanford rivers on the bdac ticket. i wont target anythng but will fish with 2 leger rods with bobbins and fish worm on one and corn on the other. i heard the other day weald brook which crosses the m25 and emerges at junction 28 has dried up which becomes the river ingrebourne. the EA stocked this area with brown trout and barbel so it is significant.

andyac
09-08-2010, 21:45
went to the roding and fished a 12mtr wide pool about 6ft deep. 1st bite was on worm and i connected to a big fish taking line from the reel. i tightened the clutch and i could feel the line pinging against a sunken branch then the hook pulled. this was at 7am and i had a small perch 20mins later. i packed up at 10.30 being plagued by crayfish. all the crayfish being returned to the water however not in one piece. i returned about 3pm and fished the same way. had more crayfish and caught a jack pike. floatfishing could be the answer but i would have to ditch the 10lb main line and 8lb bottom i use for legering and set the float a foot less.

Lee Fisher
10-08-2010, 11:10
The crayfish are real pain during the summer, I have even caught a couple whilst float fishing on the lea at FG this season. :mad:

andyac
12-08-2010, 21:30
hi lee fisher, my mate said the same he reckons they can climb the lily,s and jump across which sounds unbelieveable but when your still catching em 2ft off the bottom they must be doing something. the farmer said he has been approached by crayfish trappers, hope they get there licence soon and i may be able to night fish.

petermartin
28-08-2010, 18:41
I went, for the first time, to the ongar streach of the river Roding. The river was up a bit after all the rain we have had. the river is very overgrown and there are only a few places where you can get to the river at the begining of the fishery. first cast on sweetcorn and the tip went round and after a quick hard fight i had a 3 pound 4 oz Chub in the net. What was nice was that i saw lots of fry in the margins so here's hoping the river is once again in good shape.

andyac
28-08-2010, 23:44
nice one peter
a bit of rain can make a big difference. hope to have a few short sessions over the next few days. i like hair-rigging corn and had a few surprises like tench and carp on the roding over the years.

petermartin
29-08-2010, 17:26
Hi yes It felt good to break my duck in this river. the fish was rather lean so in the winter it would probably go even bigger. Unfortunatly i left my worms in the bait fridge at home but want to go back with them and try for a nice perch or two. I may have to lobby the club to do something about access to the water as there are few fishable swims.

andyac
30-08-2010, 12:07
hi peter
you can get all along the river in winter as the weeds die off. i am sure some of the fertilizers find there way into the river and on the banks and help increased growth as a lot of the upper roding passes through farms.

petermartin
30-08-2010, 22:22
Well i plan to return with worms for perch at some stage i will keep you posted. And maybe get a long landing net handle as i broke my last one.

controversialmike
08-04-2011, 17:50
Hi all!!

Sorry to threadjack, especially on my second post!:o

I live on one of the barges moored up on the Roding near the tesco's in Barking and i'm hoping for a season of sunshine and casting out of the window :) However, I feel this is probably a bit of a pipe dream as it's smelly, brackish water with more emptied, previously stolen wallets in it than fish.

Since I've been here, I've kept a close eye on the water, as every fisherman does like. I've seen some big fish!... 1 common carp that must have been 22lbs, you could get a good idea of the size of this thing because, well... it floating on it's side with flies on it for that extra sense of perspective!
But I've also seen small perch at low tide, roach, and a couple of eels. I see a fair amount of people fishing from the flood barrier, about two to three a day when the weather is good. Unfortunately the language barriers halt me from getting any useful advise from them. Carp spawning does deliver some decent aerobatics... looking forward to that again!

What I'd like to know is: Is there really any point in dusting my rod off and refreshing the line on my old reels?

If so, how would you deal with this type of water to produce the best result?

Any advise welcome :thumbs:

andyac
16-04-2011, 21:10
mike i fished barking creek about 20 yrs ago and had eels when the tide was comming in. some of the members that fish the upper stretch i look after have told me there are some big fish in the barking area where some live and they leger worms. are people keeping to the closed season or have you seen people fishing recently?

controversialmike
19-04-2011, 15:55
Thanks for the reply Andy.

Not a single sole seen fishing, even with this amazing weather (22c outside!).

Eels have never appealed to me unfortunately. What i'm really interested in the the Mullet that swarm through mid summer. I think they're Mullet anyhow, coasting in shoals of 5-7 fish, about 5-6lbs a piece.

Do you know who looks after this stretch?

fishmaster
20-04-2011, 18:17
i think its free fishing from buckhurst hill all the way to the thames mike, bdac have some of the river upstream of buckhurst hill through ongar, etc.

andyac
22-04-2011, 22:45
mike
there used to be shoals of mullet the thames side of the a13 100-200 and around 4lb-5lb each. i dont no why they have declined, there used to be millions of freshwater shrimp. its funny how the more rubbish the better the fish,i work near regents canal from time to time with tonnes of rubbish, trolleys thrown in and plastic bags floating and the canal is prolific with all species of fish

Tim1
23-04-2011, 06:13
When we were younger we got the bus down to passingford bridge, great little river

andyac
25-04-2011, 12:26
hi tim
i am guessing you are talking about the L T 175, years ago or the green line 501-500. i oftened cycled the 12 miles round trip with the hills great going down but not good going up.

Tim1
25-04-2011, 17:09
couldnot remember the number bus, was a single decker, and run once an hr, you were keen 12 miles, how did you get up that hill, had some good old days down there catching not much and freezing in waders, lol couldnot do it now to much of a tart and nod.

controversialmike
28-04-2011, 21:05
its funny how the more rubbish the better the fish

not in my neck of the woods! Last night I saw the first decent activity in the water this year; about 10pm there where several larger species surface feeding. A great evening offering a promising summer forcast.

Unfortunately, this morning's sights were somewhat different. Here a view from the stern:
http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx15/MrControversial/Bruces%20Website/dedfsh.jpg

There a total of 4 dead Bream (4-5lbs) and a couple of little'uns :cry:

Surely they can't die that quickly? I mean, what happened? It's like someone has been grenade fishing!

Location is by the flood wall, between Highbridge Rd and Abbey Rd.

controversialmike
28-04-2011, 21:09
hmmm... do you guys not like image linking?

andyac
30-04-2011, 17:49
i think the canals have so much movement and many mini weirs next to locks the waters dissolved oxygen levels are high. we have not had proper rain for weeks now, this is also a worry

FishermenCook
26-05-2011, 11:50
Been having a look last couple of nights seen some nice chub, roll on the 16th!

andyac
28-05-2011, 11:04
in the bits i loook after the chubb have already spawned so they should spot on june 16th. the river has raised 30mm from the recent rainnfall we need more but not a flash flood to wash the fry away.

fishmaster
04-09-2011, 21:42
had a go at buckhurst hill stretch this morning, 2 chub, first 1 looked like a 4lb'er but went 3:04, a long fish but a bit on the lean side, missed a good bite in the next swim then had 1 of 3:7 and missed another. packed up after that and just missed the rain. river very low, buts lots of small fry in the margins and some nice looking over hanging trees coming on so long as the e.a. don't chop them down again.

petermartin
08-09-2011, 23:34
nice i want to get back on the Roding soon

andyac
17-09-2011, 01:03
i done an hour last week legered lucheon meat on a 6 hook. as it got dark used a torch on the quiver tip. good solid bite, chubb 3lb 6ozs. no crayfish around to take the bait.fished stanford rivers, the irons swim near shonks mill bridge.

Lee Fisher
28-09-2011, 09:39
i done an hour last week legered lucheon meat on a 6 hook. as it got dark used a torch on the quiver tip. good solid bite, chubb 3lb 6ozs. no crayfish around to take the bait.fished stanford rivers, the irons swim near shonks mill bridge.

andyac, I happened to be passing Shonks Mill bridge last Sunday and decided to park-up and have a look at the river.

I used to fish that part of the Roding 35/40 years ago and I must admit it came as a bit of a shock to see how the river had deteriorated in the intervening years.
I shouldn't have been too surprised as I have seen the old Lea at Fishers Green go the same way but I couldn't believe just how overgrow with trees upstream of the bridge the banks had got and how choked with weed the river was in places.
Obviously the low water level didn't help but it was still a bit of a shock.
As I remember, upstream of the bridge [which was a little humpback-bridge years ago] the banks were grassy with few trees just the odd bush overhanging the water.

Back then a large shoal of chub up to a couple of pounds used to hang around under the old bridge in the summer, I would stand on a gravel bank at the start of the meander and plop a bit of floating crust into the racing water, as it went under the bridge and out of site there would be a violent take, it was quite exciting, especially when it was one of the larger chub.

Upstream from the bridge a deeper, slower slightly wider part of the river was always good for roach, I used to go through my tin of maggots looking for any that had turned [caster] as they always picked out the bigger ones, stewed wheat was another bait that sorted the larger roach out as well.

Happy days.

chubba
28-09-2011, 10:25
Want a change of scenery and was thinking about rejoining BDAC this winter with the intention of fishing Passingfrod Bridge area. Not been there in years. Is it worth forking out the 65 for membership, or shall i stick to the Chelmer at Broomfield?

I'm not looking for monsters, perch to 3lb, chub over 4lb and some quality Roach will see me happy! I don't really want to sit there being bothered by Crayfish and the M25 for a 1lb chub.

Hitchy
28-09-2011, 13:31
Anyone know the current state of play with the Roding at the back of Wansted Park - Little Ilford Golf Course?

Wouldn't mind a little remanisance trip myself

andyac
01-10-2011, 14:37
i like lee,s post when he mentions racing water. because the river goes through farmland a lot of the fertilizer gets in and lotsof swims near shonks mill get choked. about hundred yards downstream 3 of us got in the river and pulled the weeds out by hand and they were growing back after a few days. at passingford bridge the floating weed is covering 80% of the river and will not clear until the river floods. the E.A could open the sluice at the side of passingford mill so it washes away which happened a couple of years ago when the sluice broke and dropped the level by a mtr however they are too busy elsewhere. in the winter i always fish passingford bridge as there is a fish pass and some good fish frequent this stretch and i often fish into darkness.the weir is the biggest negative struture influence on the river and it will never be top notch until it goes or is lowered. chubba when you was a member did you fish bdac stretch of the wid or suffolk stour?

Tim1
01-10-2011, 19:31
As you mentioned suffolk stour, does enyone know whats called the bakers stretch, pike fished there 30 plus years ago

fishmaster
02-10-2011, 11:53
Anyone know the current state of play with the Roding at the back of Wansted Park - Little Ilford Golf Course?

Wouldn't mind a little remanisance trip myself

last time i looked it was very over grown, grass up to my waist and most swims unreachable, not a lot of weed on this stretch though, usually better in the winter months when the bankside vegatation has died back revealing areas previously inacessible, still some good chub to be had , but finding them is the hard bit, as some very 'chubby' looking swims don't produce a bite, but find the fish and they are very catchable.

chubba
03-10-2011, 09:40
chubba when you was a member did you fish bdac stretch of the wid or suffolk stour?

Think i might have fished the BDAC Stour. Remember when i was a kid going there with my old man and getting kicked off by a jobs worth member for not having a permit. I was only about 8 at the time and the old man wasn't even fishing just sitting reading the paper making sure i didn't drown! Was sitting under a bridge that crossed the bend of the river. Was more than 20 years ago so can't remember 100% what stretch it was. Used to get loads of snotties and pike.

Fished the Wid a bit on the BDAC but was fairly naff. Fished it all around Writtle actually. Lots of small Chub. Prefer the Chelmer at Broomfield Mill on Does AC if i'm out that way. Seems to hold a better stamp of fish. Plus the ticket gives you access to the navigation which holds some nice fish.

andyac
03-10-2011, 11:04
i agree when the chelmer is on form it is a great river and we (bdac) did offer financial help to the clubs that have the fishing rights but they wanted to fish our waters as well.

mauahmed
03-10-2013, 13:21
Hi All

I have just moved near Barking Weir recently, next to the tidal section of Roding River, between Barking Creek and Barking Weir. In fact, I can fish from my balcony, just to clarify how close I am. I have watched the fish movement this summer between June 2013 and September 2013. There is a big school of Sea Bass coming up to Barking Weir through out the season and they would stay by the weir even after the tide is gone. I could see at least 25 of them in naked eyes from top, and I can guarantee that these are all Sea Bass not Mullets. There are also plenty of Eels and small fishes (not sure what are they) jumping out of the water every 10 to 15 minutes. Tried to fish there at low tide in the last week of August 2013 in clear visibility of the school using plastic fish. They just did not bother to take a bite. The school disappeared after 10th September 2013. But little fishes and eels are still there showing their presence proudly. Could not manage to go back to fishing since then due to work pressure. Will try using hot dogs or mackerel fillets this week end. To recap, the location is just by the Barking Weir in the tidal section of the river.