Izaak Walton Fishery is set in 43 acres of beautiful open countryside on the outskirts of the quiet village of Chebsey. This tranquil setting makes the fishery extremely popular with both the day and match angler. It is 2 miles from Eccleshall and 4 miles from junction 14 of the M6.
River Sow The fishery takes its name from the famous angler and author of the “Compleat Angler“. Izaak Walton was born in Stafford in 1653 and lived in a cottage less than a mile away. It is said that Izaak Walton used to fish the river Sow that runs through the fishery.
This is the largest pool, at 1.25 acres. It has an island to fish off and a sunken island with Iris and Lillies growing from it. It is a well stocked pool with Rudd, Roach, Tench, (up to 8 lbs), Perch, Chub, Bream, Crucian, Mirror, Common Carp and Carp to 251b+. It has a maximum depth of 10 feet and can accommodate 43 anglers on permanent pegs.
Pool 3, the Middle Pool, has a maximum depth of 7 feet and contains all of the above fish. There are 23 permanent pegs on this pool and an island to fish too.
Pool 4, the Bottom Pool, is 1.75 acres with a central island and has all of the above fish. This pool can accommodate up to 35 anglers. The depth ranges from 4 to 14 feet with an average depth of 8 feet.
The latest addition to the fishery is the Canal, which can accommodate 33 anglers and has a depth of 6 feet. It is stocked with all the above fish and is a favourite with both the match angler and day tickets. The banks of the canal are flat and are suitable for disabled anglers and clubs.
A day ticket allows anglers to fish approximately 500 metres of the River Sow which flows through Izaak Walton Fishery.