Burghfield River Kennet Burghfield River Kennet


Latest Catches

  • Burghfield River Kennet Barbel 14lb 14 reading fishing
    Barbel 14lb 14 - Burghfield River Kennet

  • Latest catch Burghfield River Kennet Martin Bowler reading fishing berkshire
    Burghfield River Kennet Martin Bowler 14.5lb

  • Latest catch Burghfield River Kennet Martin Bowler reading fishing


River Kennet

Martin Bowler: “The river Kennet at Burghfield is possibly one of the most prolific sections of this marvellous waterway. Big barbel, well into double figures, can be found in numbers giving brilliant sport throughout the season. Don’t think however that this is the only species to target as the chub also grown to specimen proportions. With a variety of swims from a gorgeous weir pool to fast flowing sections full of cover it really is a place that tempts you to cast a line. If you want to fish the Kennet then I can strongly recommend this venue”.

This stretch of the River Kennet at Burghfield is probably one of the best on the entire river with its massive barbel and variety of features. It has a large weir pool at the upstream end to the gravel shallows and then the slow, deep water beyond flows down to the second weir pool.

Huge Barbel over 17lb and enormous chub of over 7lb dominate this venue. Some good river carp up to 26lb are also present with pike, perch, roach and bream making this a truly mixed fishery. With careful management, the silver fish in this venue are making a comeback with good quality catches coming to the anglers that put in the effort.

If you want a double-figure Barbel then the River Kennet is the membership for you. The majority of the stocks are large specimens with anglers reporting more and more double-figure fish every year.
Maggot through the feeder sorts out the better chub whilst standard pellet or boilie hook baits do the business for the big whiskers and carp.

River Kennet part 1

River Kennet part 2

key facts

  • Space on this coming season
  • Approx 1 mile of river
  • 25 swims
  • Barbel to 17lb 08oz
  • Chub to 7lb 06oz
  • Roach to 2lb 04oz
  • Pike to 21lb 12oz
  • Carp to 26lbs+
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Secure Parking

river layout


latest news

  • Mon 12 February 18

    We have a few spaces on this coming season on the Burghfield River Kennet - please email or fill in our enquiry form if you are interested in finding out more.
  • Sun 11 February 18

    Burghfield River Kennet Catch Report from Richard Cottrell - Sunday 11th Feb '18 - "Fished 8-2am in which time had two Chub 4.10 and 5.4 both fell to Pallatrax Multiworm again and lost another".
  • Wed 07 February 18

    Burghfield River Kennet Catch Report from Richard Cottrell - Wed 7th Feb '18 - "Fished 3 evening sessions on the Kennet resulting in 3 Barbel 10.10 10.8 8.14 and 1 Chub 5lb. 2 Barbel and the Chub fell to 18mm Multiworm squab size 6 Gripz hooks on coated braid all from Pallatrax".