At just under ten acres, Batchworth is a naturally spring fed lake topped up by the adjacent River Colne. The Carp, and Tench have reached specimen proportions as have the Perch and Eels. Pike are in abundance, and although these generally are around the “low doubles” mark, there are undoubtedly a few huge specimens which are rarely caught.
Recent works to the fishery have now produced a comfortable and clean fishing environment. The Carp over 30 lbs are numerous, and with a lake record Common at just over 40 lbs, Batchworth now has a reputation as a premier Colne Valley Carp Mecca.
Environmental improvements continue, and will shortly see the introduction of floating islands. These islands will produce a sanctuary for the intended introduction of smaller “silvers” and Tench in an attempt to re-establish the lake as a general purpose fishery, as well as being a specimen hunters paradise.
Note: Recent Rule Changes (Effective as of April 2015) – Bait boats are no longer permitted and the maximum rod limit has been reduced to 3.
Opening Dates: 1st January – 31st December
Night Tickets: 80
Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 1NB
Fishery Manager – Marc Crockford
Marc is also the club junior rep/angling coach and is always happy to help if you or the kids would like any assistance. You can contact Marc on 07788 580841.
Head Bailiff – Tyron Came
Park Lake forming part of a Local Nature Reserve
2 islands with further floating fish sanctuaries planned
Via Frogmoor Lane
Extensive free parking available in the main Aquadrome Complex
Common and Mirror Carp to 40 lbs, Tench to 10 lbs, Bream to 17 lbs, Perch, Pike, Chub, Eels
The fish stocks will be further enhanced with the introduction of silver fish sanctuaries.
Woodpeckers, Kingfishers, Tree Creepers, Nuthatch , Grey Heron, Hobby, Grass Snake , Muntjack Deer, Bats
Popular Methods of Fishing
Carp angling tactics, spinning for predators or stalking the margins.
Target the islands at close range for the Tench, good success can be achieved by walking the lake prior to fishing and locating an area where the Carp are showing. A bed of dead maggots and sweetcorn will entice the Bream.