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

Nets and unhooking mats

With the reported number of disease outbreaks that have been reported we just want to remind members that it is important to take additional care if they are fishing other waters. Not only is there a risk of spreading disease but nets and mats can be a way of spreading invasive non native species (INNS) from one water to another. In a recent report from the Environment Agency, it is estimated that 26% of all (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…)