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  • Working Parties

Our last two working parties were on Cargill Lake, removing some of the fallen trees
and some dangerous overhanging trees.
Our next working party will be to put the barley straw into Cargill, and we need many
hands to move the straw bales around the  banks, wheelbarrows being and essential
piece of equipment you will need. The date has not yet been decided as we are waiting
for the availability of the straw.

There are a number of canoe races to be held on the canal starting just below Coppermill
Lock and ending at the small white bridge below the viaduct before returning to the start.
Races will be in the evenings from 7.00pm until 8.30pm. with some not going the full course.
The dates are:- April 12th.  May 10th.  June 14th.  July 12th.  August 9th.  September 13th.
Anglers are requested not to interfere with any of the canoeists or their helpers and to
keep a low profile during these events.

  • 8th August
  • 12th September
  • 24th October
  • 14th November
  • 12th December
  • 9th January
  • 30th January
  • 27th February



Club Waters

Here you will find useful information about our club waters and a link to directions.

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Cargill Lake | Colnebrook | Watts Pool | Grand Union 'A' | Grand Union 'B' | Grand Union 'C' | Avon


Cargill Lake at Wraysbury ......TW19 5NW Directions

This lake is eleven acres in total with an open all year season.
Two rods are normal with a third rod charge of £35.00.
Night fishing is allowed. Bait boats or any use of boats is not allowed, other than for fishery management.
Locks are fitted to both car park and lake, and combination numbers are required.
The entrance to the car park can be found on the north side of the station, and Cargill Lake can be reached by walking down stream of the river, crossing over the footbridge.
Cargill is the society’s prime specimen water, on the border of a nature reserve for wintering wildfowl, a stunning venue to fish, with many rare birds inhabiting the lake.
The lake is quite deep with one main bar being the dominant feature.
The river Colnebrook runs behind the lake, and many anglers have a session in the river if the fishing is slow on the lake. This is not an easy water, but it does hold specimen sized, Old English carp, with fish that are rarely caught.
Winter pike fishing is good, with fish coming to dead baits in the margins. There are some good size tench and bream to be had for those anglers fishing for them.
There are twenty one numbered swims. (Return to top)

River Colnebrook.....Station Car Park (TW19 5NW) Watts Pool Car Park (TW19 5BS) Directions

The river section is approximately one and a half miles in length and runs from Coppermill Road down to the Staines Road at Hythe End.
There are various depths from fast shallows, to pools of five or six feet.
Most of the river is tree lined and can be fished from either bank, the width varying from fifteen to twenty feet.
Watts Pool car park can be found at the end of the small road alongside the Indian restaurant. A combination number is required for the gate.
The station car park is at the top end of the fishery
There are some excellent chub to six pound plus and barbel into double figures as well as bream into the double figures.
Roach and dace have not shown very well over the last couple of years, but good perch may be found.
The wild life in the area is second to none, with fox, deer and rabbits, not to mention the many species of water birds and many other birds including the kingfisher. The river is of course subject to the close season. (Return to top)

Watts Pool car park..... TW19 5BS Directions

This is a fairly small lake about one and a half to two acres. There are three disabled swims in the car park area, and a further four or five swims on the river side bank.
During the summer months it may be necessary to rake a swim as weed growth is prolific.
Good bags of roach and perch may be had, and some very good tench. There are some bream, but not in great numbers.

This fishery is subject to the traditional close season. (Return to top)

Kennet & Avon Canal, Woolhampton.....RG7 5SH Directions

From the M4 take junction 12 on to the A4 on to Woolhampton.
Turn left at the Angel public house, over the level crossing and the swing bridge, and park in the Row Barge public house car park.
Walk back to the canal and upstream to the first lock. The fishery is around a mile or so in length and finishes at the next lock having passed over the swing bridge.
Some excellent perch and chub, with many roach and bream as well as the terrific tench in the summer months.
A small section of overhead electric cables must be observed as the notices indicate. (Return to top)

Grand Union Canal Section 'A' Batchworth Lock 81 to Lock 83.....WD3 1NB Directions

Parking is in the Aquadrome car park, subject to opening and closing times on the notice board. There are power lines crossing the canal and the “no fishing areas” are clearly marked.
Swims can be at times minimal due to the Permanent Mooring regulations and Visitor Moorings.

Day tickets may be purchased on the bank from the bailiff.
Species to be found are bream, carp, roach, tench and pike. This fishery is open all year round
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Grand Union Canal Section 'B' Springwell Lock 83 to Black Jacks Lock 85.....UB9 6HZ Directions

Parking is in the Coy Carp public house car park, away from the pub.
There are power lines crossing the canal and “no fishing areas” are clearly signed.
This fishery is for members only, or annual permit holders.
Fishing on mooring bollards or within fifteen metres of the bridge is not allowed.

Species to be found are bream, carp, perch, chub and roach. This fishery is open all year round.
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Grand Union Canal Section 'C' Black Jacks lock 85 to Denham Deep lock. 87...UB9 6PE Directions

Parking is in the roadway near the Horse and Barge public house away from the bridge. There are power lines crossing the canal and” no fishing areas” are clearly marked. Day tickets may be purchased on the bank from the bailiff.

Species to be found are bream, tench, roach, perch, carp, chub and pike. This fishery is open all year round (Return to top)

River Avon. Hale Park Syndicate.....SP6 2AN Directions

The society has four double rods on this classic Avon fishery.
Fishing is on both banks for most of the fishery, with one wooded section.
Good barbel and chub are to found in most areas, with some good shoals of dace. Trout are stocked at the beginning of the game season and may be fished for with nymph and fly.
This excellent fishery is on the borders of the New Forest and is graced by many of the animals present, with barn owls regularly quartering the adjacent fields, whilst buzzards hover overhead, an idyllic place to be.

This fishery is subject to the traditional coarse fishing close season. (Return to top)



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