Abingdon Blog

Abingdon is probably the oldest town in Britain - continuously inhabited since the Iron Age. Abingdon is seven miles downstream from Oxford on the River Thames. The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon - mostly every day.

Saturday, 29 July 2006

Corporate Fisheries

Abingdon Town Council owns the rights to fish on a five mile stretch of the Thames, and permits can be obtained from Old Abbey House. They were 50p a year for residents last time I heard, and free for under 12s.

The fish shown is one of many in the River Ock this morning, and over a foot long. This specimen was under a tree feeding in the rivers current, staying much to the same place and circling round occasionally.

There are many spots where people can choose to fish on the Thames. This is one of the most popular sports hereabouts, and supplies are available from Goffs on Bridge Street.


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