The River Stour at Henny Street, Sudbury offers fishing opportunities along a mile-long stretch that is shared with Billericay and District Angling Club. While it is not considered an easy fishing location, it has the potential to yield excellent specimens.
The nominal depth of the river is around 5 feet, although there are variations along the stretch, providing swims with depths ranging from 2 to 10 feet. One notable feature of this stretch is the presence of several shoals of Bream, with individual specimens reaching weights of up to 10 pounds. Anglers who fish at night have reported success with Chub weighing up to 6 pounds, and there have been catches of Pike weighing as much as 21 pounds.
In addition to Bream, Chub, and Pike, the river is also home to Tench, Perch, Dace, Rudd, and Roach. It’s worth noting that small Barbel were introduced to this stretch as part of an ongoing program by the Environment Agency (E.A.) to increase the numbers of this species in the entire river. However, it is uncertain if these Barbel still remain in this particular stretch of the River Stour.