River Colne – Rickmansworth

River Colne – Rickmansworth

General description

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

Known Species
  • Barbel
  • Chub
  • Bream
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Dace
  • Pike
  • Carp

1 mile

3-5 ft

50 Swims
1 Weirpool and 1 sluice, fast moving gravel sections and deeper slower glides

Parking & Access:

Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1NB

Extensive free parking available in the main Aquadrome Complex