The Warwickshire Stour doesn’t get the publicity that its southern river of the same name commands, but this little, winding river that runs through Shipston and Newbold offers some excellent sport with chub, dace and trout in particular.

Local club Shipston-on-Stour AC are planning a ‘Fun And Frolics’ festival on the venue in July, based around a three day fishing match taking place on the Stour and the nearby Aston Magna Lake, which holds a good head of tench, carp, roach and rudd.

Other events planned include laser clay pigeon shooting, a BBQ, real ale tents, live bands and children’s entertainment in what sounds like a real family affair. It all takes place from Friday July 25th to Sunday the 27th, with entry priced at £15. More information from Stuart Fleming on 01608 664832.