This stretch runs from Barming Bridge, through the car park and into the wooded area for about half a mile. It is easily accessible from the car park, where there are half a dozen or so swims if you don’t want to walk too far. This stretch has benefitted in the last year or so from the bank being lowered in a number of swims. This makes the fishing much more comfortable, and available for more anglers.
In general, the stretch is quite shallow, although there are some deeper holes below the car park on the bend.
In the summer, the car park length can suffer with a lot of weed growth, but we do try to cut this back at least once a year.
This particular stretch is rightly well known for its chub fishing, with fish over 5 pounds being taken regularly (we had two in a club match not long ago).
The car park also produces bags of bream and roach, and there has been the odd barbel taken. As with all of the Medway, the Pike fishing is first class.