Alders Mill on the River Anker near Pinwall
|Counties||Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands|
|- left||Penmire Brook, Innage Brook, River Sence, near Atherstone|
|- right||Wem Brook, Sketchley Brook|
|- location||Burbage, Leicestershire, United Kingdom|
|- location||Tamworth, West Midlands, Staffordshire, United Kingdom|
The River Anker is a river in England that flows through the centre of Nuneaton towards Tamworth in Staffordshire, then continues on and merges with the River Tame in Tamworth. The Anker is popular with anglers and is known to contain some large pike and chub. Also there are barbel present with fish over 15 lb being reported. At Alvecote, the river passes through Alvecote Pools and meadows, a 128 ha (320 acres) Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and nature reserve.
The River Anker has flooded Nuneaton several times in the past until a storm burst flood relief in Weddington made sure that the river would not flood Nuneaton Town Centre.
The river's name is used for Anker Radio, a radio station in Nuneaton which broadcasts within George Eliot Hospital in the town.
- "Alvecote Meadows". Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
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