The Elms Angling Society - a fishing club in the heart of Rickmansworth.

Spring update

To give you a general update, as a few people have asked about some of the work that has already been completed: Fishery Management In 2020 Bob attended the Fishery Management Course being run jointly by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative, funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund. Following on from that we have been developing a more formal Fishery Management Plan, with a view of having a more structured (more…)

Lockdown 3 – fishery closed

Dear member, We have received the following from the Angling Trust confirming the impact of the latest lockdown on angling. In line with this, The Elms will be closed. As soon as we have any revised guidance and we are able to re-open the fishery we will let you know. All the best, on behalf of the Committee From: Angling TrustSubject: National lockdown – Angling Trust statement View in browser   Members Update January 5th, (more…)


PLEASE CHECK THE FISHING REGISTRATION PAGE FOR UPDATES – WE WILL UPDATE FROM TIME TO TIME WHEN WE FEEL IT IS APPROPRIATE. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL COMMUNICATION, UPDATES ARE REFLECTED ONLY ON THE REGISTRATION PAGE. Dear member Now that we can re-open to fishing we have had a lot of things to consider. A lot of people may still not be working, and while we will are all keen to go fishing again, The Elms (more…)


Below is the summary of the where the new oxygenating plants have been planted.Please do not fish to these areas.They are not marked, but are in the margins up to around 3m out, as described below which should be fairly clear when you are there. Thanks Weed bed locations. All descriptions as viewed looking towards the lake. Old names or swim numbers in brackets. STARTING IN THE CAR PARK, THE LOCATIONS ARE IN ORDER WALKING (more…)

Quick update 4/5/20

While the lake remains closed we just wanted to circulate a quick email to give you a couple of updates. As soon as the situation changes we will let everyone know. 1. Angling Trust appeal The Angling Trust are asking anglers to write to their MPs to support the case for angling safely resuming within government guidelines should amendments be made to those guidelines at the next review date (7 May) or later. They have (more…)

Important Update – March 2020

Given the further measures announced early this week, the working party on Sunday is postponed. We will reschedule when the situation is clearer. Tickets will be issued on the basis that we will catch up with working parties when we can. With the restrictions on non-essential travel, and the requirements for people to remain at home, going fishing is not an option for any of us at the moment. The Angling Trust are currently seeking (more…)

Clubhouse / General Rubbish

The clubhouse is left open for everyone to use. Unfortunately over the last year it seems to have become a bit of a dumping ground. Members are asked not to leave anything in the clubhouse – no trollies, no fishing tackle, and please no broken tools or unwanted household items! On Saturday everything left in the clubhouse is going to be cleared out, if you have left anything in there that you don’t want to (more…)