This stretch of the Colne at just under a mile long holds some stunning hard fighting chub and barbel. There are Roach and Dace shoals which are encountered by the more nomadic anglers who take time to seek them out. The Bream shoals in between the lower “Money Weir” and the upstream sluice are massive with individual fish being caught at over 13 lbs. The roving predator angler can have a wonderful day’s sport on both Pike and Perch.
The river Carp here are incredibly powerful, with fish approaching 30lbs many anglers have had their tackle taken to task as light falls.
A special fish known to frequent the middle reaches has earned himself the title “The Beast”.
There is a small regular friendly group of dusk to midnight anglers on this stretch, allowing for a good, happy and safe opportunity to encounter “The Beast”.
Planned improvements are already underway on this stretch, including an active stocking programme which will be carried out in conjunction with the Environment agency.
Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March
Night Tickets: 25
Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1NB
1 Weirpool and 1 sluice, fast moving gravel sections and deeper slower glides
Via Frogmoor Lane
Extensive free parking available in the main Aquadrome Complex
Barbel, Chub and Bream are in good numbers, Roach and Dace are also present but can be elusive to track down. Perch and Pike can be found from top to bottom of the stretch as are the hard fighting river Carp.
November 2015 (EA Supplied) – Chub, Barbel, Dace, Roach and Bream
December 2016 – Chub and Barbel
Due late 2017 – Chub
Due late 2018 – Chub
Forming part of a local nature reserve, this stretch of river is home to grass snakes, badgers, muntjacks, rabbits and weasels. The bird life is diverse and includes tree creepers, nuthatches, tawny owls, long tailed tits etc There is also a great opportunity to see a Kingfisher land on your rod. With numerous species of bat, regular guided bat walks take place along the river bank.
Popular Methods of Fishing
Stick Float, ledger and free lining. Spinning or drop shotting for predators.
Fish will respond to a well presented bait over a bed of feed, however, great success can be had by the roving angler introducing just one or two free offerings.