The Tring Anglers Waters

The Tring Anglers have control of a number of waters, we also have a water share arrangement which opens up a number of waters available to members, below is a list of waters we can all enjoy. Click on the water that interests you to jump to more details

The Tring Anglers controlled waters

Grand Union canal – main canal: Cooks Wharf, Pitstone, to Tring station
Grand Union canal – Aylesbury Arm: Red House, Aston Clinton to Marsworth

Grand Union Canal – Aylesbury Arm: Aylesbury via Broughton to Red House
Grand Union canal – Wendover Arm: Bulbourne to Little Tring turning circle
River Thame – Ickford
River Thame – Shabbington island
River Thame – Shabbington lower

Ford End Farm pond, Ivinghoe, near Tring

Tring reservoir complex

Tring reservoir complex, discounted day tickets – Startops reservoir
Tring reservoir complex, discounted day tickets – Marsworth reservoir
Tring reservoir complex, discounted day tickets – Wilstone reservoir

The Tring Anglers water share

Barnet & District Anglers Club
Broad Colney lakes, London Colney
Lowbell Lane, London Colney
River Ivel – Twin Bridges, Blunham
River Ouse – Blunham Hambarn
River Ouse – Blunham Spinney
River Thames – Sonning
River Windrush – Witney

Verulam Angler Club
Moor Mill Pits, Park Street, St. Albans

Discounted memberships
Reading & District Anglers Association

 

Grand Union canal – main canal: Cooks Wharf, Pitstone, to Tring station

Day and guest tickets available most sections ( Day tickets available on the bank £5 OR £2.50 concessions). There is good pedestrian access along the entire length and most sections can accommodate disabled anglers.

Overhead power cables affect some canal fisheries – observe the No Fishing signs which are placed on either side of each set of cables.

Night fishing is not allowed on any of our of our canal waters.

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Cooks Wharf to Marsworth lock house

Members & guest only, no day tickets.

This section holds a large variety of species, although it is renowned for carp. Roach and bream should not be ignored, and perch and chub are also present and some could be considered specimen size. Most baits work well and groundbait should be used if targeting roach and bream. This venue will produce fish all year round. Please park in an orderly fashion on this popular venue. There is NO fishing allowed opposite Dunstable & district boat club marina (between the white arrows on notices). Although fishing is allowed in the first marina please observe the boater’s privacy and do not cast alongside the boats.

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Nearest Post Code: LU7 0SZ
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Marsworth lock house to Red Lion to BW yard (aka ‘the Red Lion stretch’)

This section is famous for its carp fishing; carp are present in almost every peg together with roach, chub and large perch.

Fishing is not allowed on either side of the canal between the British Waterways yard and the White Lion bridge.

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Nearest Post Code: HP23 4LU
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Marsworth White Lion to Wendover Arm junction (aka ‘the flight’, or the ‘ressie pounds’)

Being close to the car park, the first pound is very popular and holds a good head of fish including perch, roach and bream. The canal then climbs through several locks and the further up you go, the less people you’ll see fishing, although there are plenty of fish in there. The towpath here can be very busy with pedestrians, cyclists, dogs etc. so beware !

Fishing is not allowed between the Wendover Arm junction and the Grand Junction Arms bridge.

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Grand Junction Arms bridge, Bulbourne to Tring station (aka ‘Tring cutting’)

This section holds some of the best fishing on the and starts with Bulbourne winding hole which holds a large head of quality fish including large roach and bream. Waggler tactics often pay off here, and also fishing close to the nearside bank, (boats turning in this area can cause some concern to anglers. (so leave enough room for them). Narrowing down to the cut is a tree-lined section that offers some protection from the elements to the angler, but also produces some good catches of roach & skimmer bream along its length. Carp and chub are also in residence but are not as common place here as other sections of the canal. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to fish as boat traffic becomes lighter.

TTA members may  use the Grand Junction Arms’ car park – very handy for fishing Bulbourne wides and Tring cutting.

Keith, the pub’s owner, has requested that we park at the far end of the car park and display our club parking cards on the dashboard. Please nip in there for a drink occasionally too, and let Keith and his staff now how much we appreciate the favour.

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Nearest Post code: HP23 5QE

Grand Union canal – Aylesbury Arm: Aylesbury to Red House, Aston Clinton

The town section of the canal will provide the clubs only urban fishery which will provide good numbers of roach and skimmers under sheltered conditions in the winter time, as well as larger bream and carp with good tench and large perch.

If you prefer quiet countryside fishing and do not mind a walk, the long pound between Red House and Broughton is the place for you. The club would be pleased to receive any fish pictures and catch reports so we can build a proper and complete view of the fishery.

Note: No fishing after the High Street Bridge and DO NOT park in  Kingfisher House

Parking
Aston Clinton, Red House, Bridge 9

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Nearest Postcode (Tesco): HP19 8BU

Nearest Post code (Broughton) HP22 5AW

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Grand Union canal – Aylesbury Arm: Red House, Aston Clinton to Marsworth

Day and guest tickets available throughout. There is good pedestrian access along the entire length and most sections can accommodate disabled anglers. Wilstone has specially constructed pegs and parking for use by disabled anglers (by use of RADAR key) close to the water.

Overhead power cables affect some canal fisheries – observe the No Fishing signs which are placed on either side of each set of cables.

Night fishing is not allowed on any of our of our canal waters.

A walk along the tow path gives some fine panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, with the Chiltern Hills in the distance, couple this with the fishing available and you can see why some members fish at this section as often as possible, Quality fish of all species can be taken from this stretch, many modern carp tactics work here with some large fish having been captured.  Pleasure fisherman can find roach, skimmer bream and perch willing to come to the net and there is always a chance of connecting with one of the larger chub, tench, bream or carp.  Most types of bait have their day and the bailiff will always tell you where the hot spots are.

Nearest Post Code: HP22 5EZ

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Grand Union canal – Aylesbury Arm: Red House, Aston Clinton to Marsworth

In recent years large common bream have been found in the early pegs at Buckland, and to the right of the bridge as you walk onto the towpath roach and tench are present, the boat channel holds some of the larger fish but the inside line is always worth considering. Many double figure carp are present along this stretch with some good chub, even cold weather does not deter the fish.  The small pond just off the towpath about halfway between the bridges is part of our water – it contains rudd, tench and carp. Nearer to Puttenham the boats always tend to be the hotspots.

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Aston Clinton, Red House, Bridge 9 Nearest Post Code: HP22 5EZ
Buckland, Bridge 8

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Puttenham to Wilstone

This is a very long stretch with only two access points at each end of the section, however for those not afraid of a walk into the countryside the rewards can be tremendous, carp into the twenties have been captured from this length of the canal and many backup fish of over 10lb are not uncommon, large chub, bream, perch and roach have also been captured here, and rudd can also be found although not in as great numbers. Some of this length is featureless but do not be deterred – the fish ARE there.

Parking
Puttenham, Bridge 7

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Wilstone  to Dixons Gap

Access can be gained from either Wilstone village bridge or Dixons Gap bridge. Parking is NO LONGER allowed in the field over the bridge at Dixons Gap this is for matches only-  parking is available on the side of the road and near the entrance to the field. These pounds hold some very good silver fish and will respond to a variety of methods. As always some carp are present along with tench, chub, roach, gudgeon, skimmer bream and perch.

Parking
Wilstone village green, Bridge 4

Nearest Post Code: Post Code: HP23 4PE

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Dixons Gap to Marsworth

These pounds are both underrated and under fished with many species resident. Chub of up to 4lb (and still growing) along with a good head of carp some well into double figures. Tench up to 7lb are present too, roach and skimmer bream will make a good day’s sport with caster sometimes producing excellent specimens. Car parking at the Marsworth end can be difficult but do not be put of as these pounds often produce some exciting sport. Sweetcorn, carp pellets, worm, bread, caster and maggot all work well as well as luncheon meat, However be warned some of our more experienced members have broken more than one section of their pole at this venue! Evening sessions in warmer months can be very rewarding.

Parking
Marsworth, reservoir car park, Bridge 132 Nearest Post code: HP23 4LJ
Dixons Gap, Bridge 2

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Nearest Post code: HP23 5EZ
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Grand Union canal – Wendover Arm: Bulbourne to Little Tring turning circle

Day and guest tickets available throughout. There is reasonable pedestrian access along the entire length and some sections can accommodate disabled anglers.

Overhead power cables affect this fisheries – observe the No Fishing signs which are placed on either side of each set of cables.

Night fishing is not permitted on any of our of our canal waters.

Entry points are from the main canal at Bulbourne junction, Gamnel Bridge near Heygates Flour mill and Little Tring bridge (via a flight of steps).

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Views of the Canal either side of Gamnel Bridge at Haygates Mill

The water takes on the character of a small river and although shallow contains a really good head of quality fish. Roach often fall to seed baits and of course bread punch. Good sport is provided at most times of the day.  Roach and perch to well over 1lb and bream going to 4-5lbs are available and all tend to move up and down the arm in shoals.  Chub have also taken up residence and are thriving, as well as some large carp, although these provide quite a challenge to land in this small water! Match weights in excess of 10lbs are often recorded along the length.  TIP: Try near the mill in deepest winter for the roach where the water seems to remains coloured or by the outlet on the other side of Gamnel Bridge.

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Nearest Post code: HP23 4NR
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River Thame, ICKFORD

Members and guests only – No day tickets.  Guest tickets to be obtained in advance from the Committee.  See Angling Rule B for further details.  Night fishing is NOT permitted.

This section of the River Thame is considered one of the best stretches along the whole river by some of our members. There are big roach, chub, perch, bream and barbel here along with specimen signal crayfish!! All disciplines of river fishing can be explored here be it pole, leger, trotting or roving all are successful on their day.

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                Top Field                                                                        Top Field                                                                  Bottom Field

Ickford Pond, ICKFORD

Members and guests only No day tickets. 

The small pond is a recent acquisition and has 5/6 fishing stations and is accessed either from the field next to the river or under a railing after the bridge.  It holds a good head of tench, roach, perch, bleak! the occasional carp and pike.  It is quite deep with some areas over 12 feet.  Please take extra care when climbing over the fence and on to the platforms, especially in wet or icy conditions.

Please note the pond can only be fished in the RIVER Season (no fishing from March 15 through to and incl. June 15)

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Ickford Pond
                                                                              Ickford Pond

The Ickford fisheries are best reached using the A418 from Aylesbury to Tiddington and turning right at The Fox public house.  After about a mile you will go over two small road bridges.  We control two fields downstream from the road-bridge, right hand bank. Please do not leave any litter here as Mr. Green the landowner is very particular about what his cattle eat. Please respect the fishery and give Mr. and Mrs. Green the respect they deserve.

Off road parking is now available in the field accessed via a metal gate and our combination lock. If it appears boggy or there are livestock (sheep/cattle) in the field please do not park in the field as you might have difficulty in getting out! and use the parking area in the lay-by on the right hand side of the road just after the bridges.

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Nearest Post code HP28 9HU

River Thame, Shabbington island

Members and guests only – No day tickets.  Guest tickets to be obtained in advance from the Committee.  See Angling Rule B for further details.  Night fishing is NOT permitted.

The Tring Anglers own this water and field outright, so please look after it and clear any litter you find. Fishing is allowed from the inside of the field only, on the main river and the backwater. Chub, roach, perch, dace, gudgeon and bleak are present, with the backwater also containing tench, bream and carp, there maybe a surprise barbel also.

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Main River                                                         Backwater

Take the A418 from Aylesbury and use the Shabbington turn 1.5 miles on the right beyond Thame. The entrance to the fishery is on the right hand side opposite The Old Fisherman public house. The gate must be kept closed & locked with the combination lock. Parking is allowed just inside the field and driving in the field is not permitted; anybody found to be doing this will be banned from the Club.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Main river                                                                             At the split                                                                 bottom of backwater by gate

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Nearest Postcode: HP18 9HJ

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River Thame, Shabbington (Lower Section)

Members and guests only – NO DAY TICKETS. Guest tickets can be obtained in advance from the Committee.

Night Fishing is allowed but respect our neighbours.

Take the A418 from Aylesbury and take the Shabbington turn one and a half miles beyond Thame.

Car parking is in the field along a short track across the road from The Old Fisherman public house. Parking is allowed just inside the field and driving in the field is not permitted; anyone found doing this will be banned from the Society. The gate must be kept closed and locked, and is opened by combination number, which is changed every year.

We rent the fishing rights from the landowner so please respect the property and water. Take the farm track to the right of the pub, keep to the hedgerow and turn left through a gate into a field. The river will be in front of you. It continues to the right for a further two fields. The end of the venue is marked by a fence. Remember to close all gates behind you, as there may be cows and/or sheep in the fields.

Nearest Postcode: HP18 9HJ
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Ford End Farm, Ivinghoe

This water (Mill Pond) contains perch, roach, tench, bream, chub and carp. It starts as a narrow channel on the right of the track straight after the farm buildings, bending further to the right and widening into an oval pool, you can fish in any of the swims on the track side of the water including in the channel or in the pool swims facing the buildings up to the fence where the “no Fishing beyond this point” sign is located.

Main lake viewMid lake swim web version

Views of the main pool and a typical swim in the main section

 

Channel view 1 web version Channel end view web versionChannel view 2 web version

Views of the channel sectionand a typical chub looking swim

NO FISHING FROM THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE POOL OR FROM THE BRIDGE

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Nearest Postcode: LU7 9EA
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Barnet & District AC waters

Below are the water available to The Tring Anglers members through a water-share arrangement

See Barnet and district angling club website for details of each water.

  • Broad Colney lakes, London Colney
  • Lowbell Lane, London Colney
  • River Ivel – Twin Bridges, Blunham
  • River Ouse – Blunham Hambarn
  • River Ouse – Blunham Spinney
  • River Thames – Sonning
  • River Windrush – Witney

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Verulam AC waters

Below are the water available to The Tring Anglers members through a water-share arrangement

See Verulam Angling Club website for details.

  • Moor Mill pits, Park Street, St. Albans

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Other waters & clubs

The Tring Anglers members can receive discounted day tickets or memberships at a variety of other waters and clubs
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Tring reservoirs complex

The complex comprises Marsworth and Startops reservoirs and Wilstone reservoir. The waters are renowned for specimen-sized bream, carp, catfish, tench & pike and also contain good numbers of quality roach & perch. Day tickets are available all year round on all three waters, from the patrolling bailiffs.

Discount of up to £4.00 for The Tring Anglers members

Night fishing is allowed on a Season Permit only. For full details of Season Permits, call Dick Pilkinton on 01582 841985 or eMail him rpilki6002@aol.com.

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Click here Wilstone reservoir
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Reading & District AA, discounted memberships available

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