This stretch of river is currently closed and is not to be fished until Troy lake is reopened in 2023.
This glorious short stretch of river is fed by the main River Colne and the adjacent Grand Union Canal. With a small weirpool, slow and fast glides present opportunities for all types of angling. The Chub may be smaller on average than on our other stretches of the Colne, however, they have a reputation of leaping clear of the water and punching well above their weight.
Being connected to the canal, the nomadic Carp can often be found patrolling along with vast shoals of beautifully marked Perch. Roach are also present in good numbers, due to the relatively shallow water providing protection from the Cormorants.
Situated between North and South Troy Lakes, this peaceful little venue provides a very relaxing days angling. Predator anglers have the chance to drop back and forth from the River onto our areas of the adjacent Troy Lake.
Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March
Night Tickets: N/A
Troy Lake (River Colne), West Hyde, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 9YB
Via 2 locked gates
There are 2 main parking areas. The first location is by the Dragon Boat, the second is through the locked barrier gate and continue on to the gravel area beyond the bridge to the sailing club.
Carp, Perch, Pike, Roach, Chub, Barbel
Kingfishers, Warblers, Blackcaps
Popular Methods of Fishing
Floatfishing, spinning, wobbled deadbait, dropshotting.
Before fishing, walk the entire stretch for signs of feeding fish, lightly pre-bait several swims and try all until the fish are located. Roach will be found lying well into the far bank vegetation, sometimes 6 inches away is enough to keep the fish from taking your bait.