As a small independant angling club with access from the High Street, the Elms has always been a little unique. Since the Society started we have encouraged local members, and always tried to encourage community involvement where possible. All members contribute to the upkeep of the habitats around the lake by attending our working parties, some contribute many hundreds of hours over a typical year. If you are interested in helping support the Society in any way and would like to get involved in some of our projects please get in touch.
We also believe that it is important to encourage participation in our sport. We have always tried to maintain a family orientated feel to the club and members can fish with their children and partners as part of their membership. Junior members are welcome to join. Our friendly match days that are run are often with a number of anglers from other clubs.
Last year we supported a local scouts group by opening up The Elms to them. Some members gave up their time and donated prizes and with support from Watford Angling Coaches the scouts completed their “Angling Badge”. The event went well, 8 scouts fished plus 3 leaders. They all caught and there was a prize of tackle for best total weight, most fish and best fish.
Thanks to the members that donated the prizes and gave their time to help out on the day.
If you are involved in a local organisation interested in angling and think we can help, please contact us.
Photos below along with feedback from their scout leader.
I’m writing on behalf of 1st Rickmansworth Scouts to pass on our gratitude for your time, effort and hospitality this afternoon.
Feedback from the Scouts has been excellent, everyone really enjoyed the event and learned a lot. I think that a few new anglers have been created today which is great for the future of the sport.
Chris, please pass on our thanks to the committee and members of the Elms for letting us fish your beautiful lake. We appreciate you closing the lake for us and are grateful to your team for all of their help and assistance today.
We were all impressed by the approach and effort put into preparing for the event today, from the quality equipment provided to the tips and advice dispensed all afternoon. Thank you also for the fantastic prizes for the kids, they were unexpected and gratefully received.
We would love to repeat the event in the future if you are happy to join up with us again.
So, many thanks from all of the Leaders, Scouts and keen anglers at 1st Ricky!