Double Bridge to Chequers Bridge (Dogmersfield)
Parking: Good access at Chequers, limited access at Double - park up on verge.
Depth: 4 to 5ft deep, width 11 to 14m.
Peg Information: (112 pegs) peg 343 at Double Bridge peg 474 at Chequers Bridge. Below Double there is a good head of small roach, perch & skimmers. The early pegs are quite deep and produce good roach & skimmers down the track. There also tench present especially if there is weed cover. The pegs on the rushes by the 2nd house are fliers, big tench to 5lb live here and some big carp, there is also loads of small roach down the middle. Perch to 3lb can be caught throughout the section. The bend after the rushes can produce some good bream, and below the broken bridge and the boat counter there is also the bream shoal that produced the winner of the 1997 Division 5 National.
Not too much known about the rest of the pegs until you get to the derelict bridge above the ‘silt dump’. There are a lot of big perch up to 2lb in this area. The ‘silt dump’ pegs are all fliers with loads of tench, bream, perch & carp throughout, the pegs by the bench are possibly the better pegs or the last peg by the large tree. The pegs between the silt dump and Chequers are generally hard due to the tree cover, however a few gudgeonhave been showing here recently though no-one to my knowledge has ‘gone for them’. The 2 pegs above the gate are reasonable with some big perch down the inside and a chance of a tench over.