River Churnet

Run by Fenton And District Angling Society. Please note the postcode is approximate. The nearest postcode is Red Road ST10 4BX.

This water is affected by overhead power lines. Nestled in the spectacular churnet valley at Alton and overlooked by the equally spectacular architecture of Augustus Pugin, two stretches of river separated by a glorious stone road bridge.

Species include wild brownies plus masses of grayling, Coarse fish are also present and good catches of specimen perch have been recorded over the years, dace shoals provide great sport when located and a few good sized chub have been caught from the upper stretch.

Traditional methods tend to work well on this river with a trotted bait producing good catches, the upper stretch also lends itself quite nicely to the fly with ample space for the backcast.