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Rother Fishery Association Waters on the Lower Rother and Potmans Heath Channel

A map of the waters may be viewed or downloaded by clicking the tab on the left.


On A28 Tenterden to Northiam Road

(O.S. Refs. 836 272. Nearest post code TN18 5PN, The White Hart Pub)

Access to water via Lossenham Lane, left hand bank downstream starting next to John. Bourne’s Yard, to the small brick pump house and rusty five bar gate. The water is clearly signposted with RFA signs.

Boats are moored here in summer.

Please note that the farmland from the small brick pump house downstream to the yellow post now has new ownership and is no longer RFA  water.

The river from Bourne’s yard to the pump house is unaffected by this and remains a RFA water and may be accessed as usual.

Parking in Lossenham Lane, near the cricket field, or about 300 yards along near the pump house, or, at the new Village Hall, but please display a card on the dashboard stating "RFA Member" and, at weekends and bank holidays through the summer, on the Selmes Trust field next to the cricket pitch, but be aware that the gate is locked at 8pm.

Also the White Hart owner may (for a fee) permit parking at the Pub.

Please avoid parking in Lossenham Lane unless absolutely necessary, especially towards late summer when farm machinery would find passage difficult.

Blackwall Bridge

Halfway along the Peasmarsh to Wittersham Road. (Nearest postcode TN31 6TD      O.S. Ref 885 258) 

Parking no problem by the bridge.

Access via gates near Blackwall North pumping station.

  Broad, open, previously dredged river, in

 total:1900 yards right bank upstream and    about 400 yards left bank downstream, 

starting about 300 yards downstream from bridge.

A very popular venue. Water clearly signposted with RFA signs.

There are about 80 swims on the Rother here and up to where it joins the Potmans Heath Channel and then another 40 or so on the channel.

On the lower reach, Ham Green, about 25 swims are available.

Potmans Heath Channel

Parking at and access via bridge near Moons Green, (Nearest postcode

TN30 7PU, O.S. Ref 872 281)

or via Blackwall Bridge upstream.

A tributary of the Rother. Shallow water, 2-4 feet deep, many lilies, excellent silver fish water especially in summer, and known for occasional good pike, bream, carp and tench.

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