It depends how many hours you book for, which boat you go in and how fast you travel, but on average if travelling at the speed limit of 5 knots/6mph.
From Upton to Worcester – 10.5 miles so approx 3.5 hours (against river flow)
From Upton to Tewkesbury – 6 miles so approx 1.15 hour (with river flow)
Wear suitable clothes and shoes. We all know how unpredictable the great British weather can be you may even want to consider bringing a waterproof coat or umbrella just in case! If it’s a sunny day, drinking water, sunglasses, sun cream and a hat are always useful things to bring. A camera. A fully charged mobile phone in case of emergency.
For fishing in particular – if you are not familiar with boat fishing you will find that it is always colder/hotter/windier/wetter on the boat than it is on the bank, so remember sunblock and polaroid sunglasses in the summer and an extra couple of layers in the winter.
Every boat is handed over with a full tank of fuel which is plenty enough for a full day hire as long as you drive the boat sensibly and follow the correct instructions.
Anymore fuel required will be at the expense of the Hirer. There is a petrol station situated at the Upton Marina, Upton upon Severn.
If you are having a Guided fishing trip our guide will have all the equipment and tackle available for use, he will discuss details with you prior to the day.
For any other guided trips you will need to bring all of your own fishing equipment and bait. However, this is something we are looking into and hope to have fishing equipment for hire very soon.
We pride ourselves on giving our customers flexibility, therefore in very bad weather conditions, or if the river is in flood, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your booking. You will have 12 months from the date of hire to re-use your booking, no problem!
If it is just light showers then we recommend you simply pack a raincoat and hat.