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

Mick Fleming

Mick Fleming, a true gentleman and a club member for many years, sadly died on the 19th December while fishing in the River Colne. His funeral is on Monday 24th January 2022 2pm @ Garston crematorium north Chapel, flowers and donations welcome to the British Heart Foundation  Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. Rest in peace (more…)

Spawning Temporary Closure

Thanks to everyone that has provided updates over the last couple of days, with the warm weather the fish have started spawning.At times like this it is best to leave them to it so we are closing the lake to fishing for a week from today 3rd June. Any bookings will be cancelled. The lake will remain open if you want to walk around, but no fishing until next Thursday (10th June)Hopefully by then things (more…)

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…)

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…)