I grew up on the Soar, boy, how the times have changed from bashing out Gudgeon. The fishing now is extremely good. Soar Valley Tackle is good, as well as a new place on Nottingham Road (think it's opposite the Koh i Noor Curry House). Try the canal in Loughborough, or head down stream to Normanton on Soar and Sutton Bonington, follow A6 signs to Derby out of Loughborough, then the A6006 when you get to Hathern). Tight Lines !!!!