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River Waveney – tidal sections – Shipmeadow

High tide at the top of the tidal reach is about the same as at London Bridge - you can check the tide times here.

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Shipmeadow

Looking towards Geldeston Lock

Found half-way between Beccles and Bungay on the B1062. Our waters are on the Suffolk bank.

Parking is at the water abstraction plant - please park neatly and don't block access gates.

Through metal gate and turn left, walking across fields noting there is a bridge in each field across tidal dyke containing fish.
This is also the public footpath to Geldeston Locks pub which lies on the Norfolk side of the river, which is at the top of power boat navigation.

True flow is from left to right with a tidal rise and fall of about 26".

Good depths to 10ft upstream on bends.

Autumn sees this at its best with many fish moving upstream from Beccles and other downstream areas in winter

Early summer for Roach between the weeds and up in the water.

Responds well here to 2.0 grams on the pole, lowered into suitable gaps between the weed.

Big Bream live near to willows on opposite bank, with big Chub upstream towards Roast Beef Corner where there are deep 12ft bends - expect absolutely anything!