Uxbridge Rovers Angling And Conservation Society

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Founded circa 1884, Uxbridge Rovers is one of the oldest angling societies in the UK. Based in the historical Colne Valley, Uxbridge Rovers boasts an impressive portfolio of venues including several miles of the river colne, thames, and cherwell, multiple historic gravel pits, and five miles of the grand union canal. Our friendly and inclusive club welcomes all and has official representatives for junior and disabled anglers. We also have conservation at our heart and are partnered with multiple organisations to improve wildlife habitats as well as fishing. We look forward to welcoming you to our club, tight lines!

Uxbridge Rovers members can enjoy fantastic array of still and flowing waters, with fish present to match any ambition. This website allows visitors to gain as much information about our club and it’s vast range of venues.

Batchworth Lake

General description

Batchworth Lake is a park lake set in the far north of the Colne Valley at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome.

Originally dug as a gravel pit to supply gravel for the old Wembley stadium it is now set in a nature reserve. The lake is around 16 acres in size and is spring fed from a sluice gate from the adjacent River Colne. There are some great features to be found around the lake including gravel bars and plateaus, two main islands, some great snags and a buoy line that forms a slalom course for the water skiers. *It is important to note you must never fish over the buoy line*

Uxbridge Rovers share the water with Rickmansworth Water Ski Club who operate every Wednesday and at weekends, and more frequently during busy/warmer periods of the year. Back-leads will be required to fish some swims when the boat is operating.

Batchworth really is a specimen water, something for everyone, whether your targeting one of the larger original carp, a double figure tench, bream, specimen silvers or even one of the big predators…it has them all.

Our dedicated team of bailiffs have brought things back up to date with some long overdue and much needed improvements undertaken with some great swims being rebuilt and decades of fallen trees/snags removed.

The team does its best to ensure Batchworth is a safe and clean environment for members to fish and we have a great group of regular anglers.

Fishery Manager: Jack Warren

Bailiffs: Jack Warren, Scott Brown

Known Species

Bream
Carp
Eel
Pike
Perch
Roach
Rudd
Tench
Venue Type
Park Lake forming part of a Local Nature Reserve

Size
16 acres

Depth
6 ft

Swims/Features
35 Swims
2 islands with further floating fish sanctuaries planned

Parking:

There is plenty of free parking including disabled bays on site in the Aquadrome car park.
Car Park Opening Times:
1 May – 30 September – 8am to 9.30pm
1 October – 30 April – 8am to 6pm
Rules

Opening Dates: 1st January – 31st December
3 rod maximum

IMPORTANT Anyone found to be breaking these rules will be suspended immediately from the club until they have
attended a disciplinary meeting with the clubs committee to decide on a suitable outcome.

Club rules apply ensure you know them before fishing-
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The Aquadrome gate opening hours from 1st May until 30th September 8am – 9.30pm. From 1st October –
30th April 8am – 6pm. Gates will be locked promptly. Anglers do not have access to keys.

Anglers should park in the Aquadrome car park or surrounding streets depending on parking restrictions.
Cars/motorcycles/quads must NEVER be driven around the lakes pathways. The same applies to your
visitors. You are responsible for your visitors.

Day fishing times are permitted to one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Night fishing allowed only to those anglers aged 18 and over who purchase the necessary night ticket .

A single bucket can be left in a swim to reserve it for a MAXIMUM of 20 minutes. This is to allow anglers
time to fetch their tackle from their car, NOT to continue walking the lake. Any issues contact the Bailiff team

Before fishing please take the time to politely talk to any members fishing near where you plan on fishing to
discuss where they are. A little common sense goes a long way here. Any problems contact a bailiff or the
fishery manager. Bailiffs decision is final
Regular rig checks will take place .

All anglers should carry a LARGE padded unhooking Mat or Cradle , a Carp Care Kit and a minimum
of 42” landing when targeting Carp and we encourage anglers to treat any minor injuries. Any more
serious injuries should be reported to either the fishery manager or Bailiff team BEFORE returning
the fish!

ALL fish deaths should be reported to the Fishery manager or Bailiff team straightaway.

NO BBQ’S BBQ Trays or Fires! No exceptions! This rule applies to any visitors to the aquadrome and is
enforced by the council.

Please keep radios and tablets on a low volume.

The use of bait boats is not permitted.

The use of Drones is not permitted.

The use of Boats is strictly not permitted.

Wading is not permitted. The margins drop off very quickly in places. Safety first.

No access is permitted to the island.

No fishing over the ski boat buoy cables! The buoys are connected under the water by cables. These cables
run the length of the lake and are dangerous for fish safety.

No fishing from the Ski Boat Jetty.

MINIMUM of 12lb mainline when Carp fishing. No Braided main line , only hook links , spods or markers

NO fixed lead setups, All leads MUST pass freely! safety first, all rigs/setups must be safe. Regular checks
WILL be carried out.

All fish must be returned to the water as quickly as possible following capture.

The use of sacks to retain fish is strictly prohibited.

Floating retention slings only to be used for a very short period of no longer than twenty minutes to rest the
fish and allow you to prep your weighing scales and camera. Anyone found to be breaking this rule with
captive fish longer than twenty minutes without the fishery managers permission will be suspended
immediately from the club. If its caught at night, then photograph and return it at night, NO slings till the
morning please.

No rods to be left unattended at any time.

When snag fishing PLEASE use common sense! Fish locked up and be ready to react quickly.

Alcohol only to be consumed in moderate amounts. Please try to be discreet, the Aquadrome is a family
venue. Anyone deemed to be in an unfit state to fish will be asked to leave the venue.

No bankside vegetation or trees should be cut; no swims should be modified without the permission of the
fishery manager or Bailiff team.

Please see the club rules for details of rules in regard to publishing photos and videos of the fish OR venue.

We do operate a strict publicity ban! Permission MUST be obtained from the fishery manager and
Committee before anything is published.

Golf Course Lakes

General description

Nestled in the heart of the Colne valley lie one of its best kept secrets. The golf course lakes are set in a conservation area steeped in history. Members have a choice of 2 lakes of varying difficulty set in idyllic peaceful surroundings with a wide variety of wildlife for you to enjoy.

The South Lake
Approximately 3.5 acres in size, this beautiful little lake contains around 125 second generation Leney carp that currently average around 17 to 22lb with a handful going somewhat bigger. With the weight gain these fish have shown since being stocked we predict that there will be a large head of 30lb carp present in the next few years. There is also a good head of tench along side pike, eels, and perch. Multiple captures of specimen size tench are not uncommon during the warmer months.

The North lake
At around 4.5 acres this picturesque lake is somewhat of a throwback to a bygone era, low stock gin clear water full of natural food make this a very tricky little venue, but there are large rewards for those that are willing to put in the time and effort. There is currently an estimated stock of around 35 classic old English carp, though there are plans to increase this number to around 50 fish over the next few seasons. There is also a good head of pike present providing good sport during the colder months. There is still a handful of specimen size tench present but these have proven to be more elusive than the carp.

Known Species
Carp
Eel
Pike
Perch
Tench

Size
North Lake: 6 acres
South Lake: 4 acres
Narrow Pond: 2 acres

Depth
North Lake: 4-12ft
South Lake: 4-8ft
Narrow Pond: 2-4ft

Swims/Features
North Lake: 12
South Lake: 10
Reeds, snags, islands, lillys

Knightscote Pond

General description

Knightscote pond is Uxbridge Rover’s little gem. Just down the road from the famous Harefield tackle nestles Harefield’s best kept secret. This ancient pond is absolutely stuffed with small fish and is a must for our junior members. Many boys and girls have enjoyed catching their first fish from this idyllic and peaceful venue. Increasingly, the banks are also being graced by our senior members who are also enjoying non stop float action! With lilies, small weed beds and great margins finding fish catching areas is very simple.

The fish are stunning for there size and are packing on the weight year after year. Crucians, Rudd and Tench are the main stay with the odd carp to keep you on your toes.

If you have a few hours spare on the way home from work and need to unwind or if you fancy introducing children to the sport then this is the venue for you.

Opening Dates: 1st April – 31st December
Night Tickets: N/A

Known Species
Carp
Rudd
Crucians
Perch
Tench

Venue Type
Old stock pond

Size
0.5 acres

Depth
1-5 ft

Swims/Features
8 Swims
Lily pads, reeds, bull rushes

Marriner’s Pool

Located amongst tranquil farmer’s fields in Iver, Marriner’s Pool is a great mixed venue that fishes all year round. Having something for everyone, Marriner’s Pool is one of our most popular venues, and with plenty of parking and easy access, caters to anglers of all ages. An elongated irrigation pond, the lake drops levels during the summer months, but is still deep enough to support a large head of fish that cater to pleasure and match anglers alike. The lake contains lots of carp that average 10-15lb but there is the odd twenty to satisfy those who prefer a challenge. These can be caught on a variety of methods; standard boilie approach, freelining corn, or if you can get them going, from the top on a summer’s afternoon.

For people who enjoy float and pole fishing, there is plenty of bream to over 7lbs, and lots of skimmers and silvers. The lake also holds a good head of pike that go well in to double figures. These are at their best in winter, targeted with a wobbled deadbait. The lake has two main banks. One side is open and grassy with plenty of space for seat boxes, and bivvies for night fishing. The other bank is narrow and sheltered by trees, perfect for stalking. The club has its own clubhouse on site with toilets including a disabled toilet that are cleaned regularly. You can also expect to see plenty of birdlife including Kites, Buzzards, Kestrels, Robins, Tits, Chiffchaffs, Wrens, and Lapwings nesting in the ploughed fields during spring.

Known Species

Bream
Carp
Pike
Roach
Rudd

Troy Lake

Troy Lake is a wonderfully tranquil venue. The water is shared with Rickmansworth Sailing Club, and anglers can enjoy a relaxing day watching Merlin Rockets racing against Wayfarers, or see the Dragon boat team practising across the water.

Due to a fish kill, Troy Lake is currently closed for fishing until 2023. During this closure the club is undertaking work and re-stocking the lake with multiple species.

The lake is 45 acres with several swims allowing parking by the water. We are restricted to fishing from one area, however it is hoped that further discussions with the landowner will provide access to further locations.

Opening Dates: All Year
Night Tickets: Unlimited

Known Species
Carp
Bream
Pike
Tench

Venue Type
Gravel Pit

Size
45 acres

Swims/Features
15 Swims
Several gravel bars, which can be easily located with a short spell of feature finding.

Grand Union Canal

URACS, Blenheim Angling and North Harrow Waltonians now share fishing on the Grand Union Canal for the full stretch from Batchworth Lock right down to Denham Deep Lock.

Section ‘A’ Batchworth Lock 81 to Lock 83
WD3 1NB

Parking is in the Aquadrome car park, subject to opening and closing times on the notice board. There are power lines crossing the canal and the “no fishing areas” are clearly marked
Swims can be at times minimal due to the Permanent Mooring regulations and Visitor Moorings
Species to be found are bream, carp, roach, tench and pike
Section ‘B’ Springwell Lock 83 to Black Jacks Lock 85
UB9 6HZ

Parking is in the Coy Carp public house car park, away from the pub
There are power lines crossing the canal and “no fishing areas” are clearly signed
Fishing on mooring bollards or within fifteen metres of the bridge is not allowed
Species to be found are bream, carp, perch, chub and roach
Section ‘C’ Black Jacks lock 85 to Denham Deep lock. 87
UB9 6PE

Parking is in the roadway near the Horse and Barge public house away from the bridge
There are power lines crossing the canal and” no fishing areas” are clearly marked
Species to be found are bream, tench, roach, perch, carp, chub and pike.

Known Species

Carp
Chub
Bream
Perch
Roach
Tench
Pike

Venue Type

Canal

Size
7 miles

Depth
2-6 ft

River Cherwell – Hampton Poyle

This is a beautiful part of the River Cherwell that meanders through farmers fields and countryside. With very few established pegs it is the perfect venue for those that like a roving approach, finding your gaps in the vegetation and dropping your baits into your chosen area.

The river holds a good head of roach which feed well when the water is coloured but it is a favourite venue for those targeting chub and perch both of which species grow to a specimen size.

Whatever your target fish this is a perfect place to while away an afternoon in beautiful countryside.

Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March
Night Tickets: N/A

Known Species

Carp
Chub
Barbel
Perch
Roach
Venue Type
River

Size
1 mile

Swims/Features
Trees, weed beds, overhanging shrubs.

River Colne – Denham

General description

With two sections to choose from, the gravels and upstream of the golf club, anglers can find total seclusion or fish in a more social location. The upstream section is currently overgrown and unmanaged, this was due to the pennywort infestation, but with this alien invasive species now being controlled by the EA, work will start soon to re-established the fishing platforms.This area is a veritable paradise with nothing to spoil the serenity apart from the occasional screech from a White Egret or the drumming of a woodpecker.

The central gravels allow for all types of coarse angling, whether that be rolling a lump of luncheon meat into the barbel’s lair, or running a delicately presented stick float through the stream. The fishing here has resulted in “personal bests” for many anglers.

Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March

Known Species

Carp
Bream
Pike
Barbel
Chub
Perch
Roach
Dace
Eels

Venue Type
River

Size
2 miles

Swims/Features
60 Swims
A very diverse stretch of River with long deep glides dropping to fast flowing gravel shallows. The central section contains a weirpool where the river diverges into the River Frays which can also be fished.

River Colne – Huntsmore

An idyllic stretch of the River Colne, approx 0.9 of a mile long with a weir approx 0.5 of a mile down the Stretch.

The top section of the river runs from Iver Lane to the weir pool has some lovely deep sections which are perfect for trotting maggots with plenty of Roach, nice size Dace, Perch and small chub to be caught.

It is also perfect for just sitting back to unwind with a feeder rod and a big lump of luncheon meat waiting for one of those specimen sized Barbel or Chub. It even has the odd big bream and the nomadic carp to be caught.

The bottom section has plenty of fast moving gravel sections, over hanging trees and streamer weed, ideal for trotting a piece of bread flake on the surface for the chub which call it home. There’s also plenty of big perch and pike for those who love to fish for the predators. You will also find an abundance of wildlife including Kingfishers and wild rabbits which inhabit the banks of the river, so there is no better place to spend those long beautiful summer evenings relaxing.

It’s definitely worth wetting a line on this all round lovely section of river Colne ….

Known Species
Barbel
Chub
Roach
Bream
Carp
Pike

Venue Type
River

Size
0.9 mile

Depth
3-7 ft

Swims/Features
25 Swims
1 Weirpool, gravel runs and deeper glides

River Colne – Ricksmanworth

This stretch of the Colne at just under a mile long holds some stunning hard fighting chub and barbel. There are Roach and Dace shoals which are encountered by the more nomadic anglers who take time to seek them out. The Bream shoals in between the lower “Money Weir” and the upstream sluice are massive with individual fish being caught at over 13 lbs. The roving predator angler can have a wonderful day’s sport on both Pike and Perch.

The river Carp here are incredibly powerful, with fish approaching 30lbs many anglers have had their tackle taken to task as light falls.

A special fish known to frequent the middle reaches has earned himself the title “The Beast”.

There is a small regular friendly group of dusk to midnight anglers on this stretch, allowing for a good, happy and safe opportunity to encounter “The Beast”.

Planned improvements are already underway on this stretch, including an active stocking programme which will be carried out in conjunction with the Environment agency.

Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March
Night Tickets: 25

Known Species
Barbel
Chub
Bream
Perch
Roach
Dace
Pike
Carp

Size
1 mile

Depth
3-5 ft

Swims/Features
50 Swims
1 Weirpool and 1 sluice, fast moving gravel sections and deeper slower glides

River Colne – Troy

This stretch of river is currently closed and is not to be fished until Troy lake is reopened in 2023.

General description

This glorious short stretch of river is fed by the main River Colne and the adjacent Grand Union Canal. With a small weirpool, slow and fast glides present opportunities for all types of angling. The Chub may be smaller on average than on our other stretches of the Colne, however, they have a reputation of leaping clear of the water and punching well above their weight.

Being connected to the canal, the nomadic Carp can often be found patrolling along with vast shoals of beautifully marked Perch. Roach are also present in good numbers, due to the relatively shallow water providing protection from the Cormorants.

Situated between North and South Troy Lakes, this peaceful little venue provides a very relaxing days angling. Predator anglers have the chance to drop back and forth from the River onto our areas of the adjacent Troy Lake.

Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March
Night Tickets: N/A

Known Species

Carp
Pike
Barbel
Chub
Perch
Roach
Venue Type
River

Size
1 mile

Swims/Features
15 Swims
Weirpool

River Thames – Bray

River Thames – Bray

This venue is in association with Thames Valley Angling Association

General description

One of River Thames flood relief channels. Offers all of the usual species found in the River Thames.

Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March
Night Tickets: N/A

Known Species

Carp
Bream
Dace
Chub
Perch
Roach
Venue Type
River

Depth
12 ft

Size
1 Mile

Swims/Features
Islands, overhanging trees, shrubs

River Thames – Cookham

A stretch of the Thames that on the right day can offer fantastic fishing.

Like most of the river it is wide and deep offering the chance to use a variety of methods although one of the favourite here is the Waggler which has been known to produce good bags of Roach and Dace.

Other popular methods are pole fishing of using a swimfeeder searching for the shoals of bream.

Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March
Night Tickets: N/A

Known Species

Carp
Bream
Dace
Chub
Perch
Roach
Venue Type
River

Depth
12 ft

Size
0.5 Miles

Swims/Features
Overhanging trees, shrubs

River Thames – Jubilee

General description

The Jubilee is part of the Thames flood defences and is rarely fished. It offers purpose built pegs for much of the length and reports are improving as the years go by.

For much of the time there is little flow on the stretch offering more of a Stillwater environment and it only starts to move when the Thames is in flood.

There are patches of lillys to fish to and for those willing to explore it will throw up some surprises. Mainly, catches will be roach, bream and perch although don’t be surprised to hook into one of the larger carp that seem to inhabit the Thames more and more.

Opening Dates: 16th June – 14th March
Night Tickets: N/A

Known Species

Carp
Dace
Bream
Chub
Perch
Roach
Venue Type
River

Size
0.5 miles

Swims/Features
Overhanging trees, shrubs, lillys