Swift Ditch

Named "swift ditch" not necessarily for its rate of flow but it was dug by the monks of Abingdon as a "swift" route across a loop in the Thames, so like the pond, it's a man-made fishery.



There are about 20 pegs on a fairly narrow channel, in high summer the thick cabbages usually rule out a long stay in one swim but it lends itself perfectly to a catch-and-move approach.


Species are chub, roach, bream and a few big perch. For those who like a challenge there are a handful of carp that are reputed to top 20lb.

There is ample parking right by the river but do not drive across the lawn. Note: there is a combination padlock on the gate to the car park at Swift Ditch, Colmoor Farm. All members who gave permission to be emailed will have received notice of the code. If you haven't then use the contact page to request an update, please include your membership number in the body of the message.

Please, do not pass the code to anyone outside of the club.

Click here for a map to Swift Ditch