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

September 2014 Scouts Fish-in

On the 14th September, 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 (more…)

2014 Spring Update

Please take note of the following updates: For 2014: All anglers have to be off the lake by midnight before the match day for the matches that have invited guests. Non match anglers can continue to fish on the other dates. The guest match dates are: 15th June, 3rd August, 7th September   All members are expected to attend two compulsory working parties or pay an opt out. Light duties will be available for anyone (more…)

January Newsletter and Renewals

A slightly belated Happy New Year to you all. 2013 was a busy year and there has been lots happening at The Elms. The membership changes we announced met with mixed reactions, but the majority of members understand and accept the necessity to be able to take The Elms forward. We really do want to keep The Elms as a relatively exclusive general fishery and maintain the Society in a way that reflects it’s history, (more…)

2014 Renewals

Please complete the form below to register your renewal. You should print off the email, and send it with your cheque and a stamped addressed envelope, please enclose your gate key. If you can let us know which working parties you plan to attend that would be appreciated. [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] (more…)

Fish Safety Measures re-introduced

Unfortunately there has been an outbreak of KHV at Billet Lane fishery at Iver run by URACS. Although the lake is not immediately near to The Elms it does illustrate how at risk all our fisheries are, and we have decided to introduce some sensible measures to minimise the risk to our fish. If you have fished Billet Lane, or any other fishery that may be effected by KHV, then please do not bring any angling (more…)

Transport for London Engineering Works

As some of members will be aware TFL will be undertaking some work on the bridge that spans the Chess close to where it enters the lake. this will start on approx 21st Oct and continue for several weeks. We have been in lengthy communication with TFL, Angling Trust, Fish Legal and the EA to ensure that risks are minimised and these works cause as little damage to the lake and its fish stock as (more…)

2013 Water Management Report

Click on the links below to view the 2013 report. Elms Lake Report – Water Quality and Improvement Report Elms Lake Report – Appendix 1 Suggested weed and other works Elms Lake Report – Appendix 2 Hydra Silt treatments Elms Lake Report – Appendix 3 Splash Aerator Elms Lake Report – Appendix 4 Aqua nest As these are quite large files it may take a little while to open. Please do not download these file (more…)