Avian Bird Flu

The Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust have now confirmed an outbreak of avian bird flu at the Amwell Nature Reserve.

Obviously they have decided to close the reserve to visitors until further notice.
Do not touch any sick or dead birds.

Please report any dead or sick birds to the Defra Rural Services Helpline on 03000 200 301. Failure to do so is an offence.

Angling Trust Thames (London) Fisheries Forum

Angling Trust Thames (London) Fisheries Forum

November 7th 2017

Adeyfield Community Centre

155 Longlands, Hemel Hempstead

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits served from 6.40pm – Meeting begins 7.00pm

In Association with The Environment Agency

This meeting is open to all anglers and fishery owners and is free to attend

Draft Agenda:

Let the Rivers Flow – James Champkin, Angling Trust Campaigns Officer talks rivers, fishing and how important good flows are for our rivers and how everyone can get involved with the campaign for abstraction reform.

Angling Trust Campaigns Update – What can the trust do for your club? Rod Licence Cash Grants? We have a huge amount to offer clubs, anglers and fisheries.

Environment Agency Fisheries Update – Your local fisheries officers will talk about how they have been spending your rod licence cash to improve fisheries in your area.

If you have any key issues you would like to see discussed at this meeting then please call or email suggestions to: ian.shepherd@anglingtrust.net or 07495 433 613Angling

Sunday 15th October’17

The Facebook group ‘Hertfordshire Fly Fishers’ will be having an event at the Lake, one of our own rods, Gary Anderson, is organising the day.

Of course rods are still welcome to fish, and I hope you will make our guests feel welcome.

Changes to the Season pt 2

Changes in the Fishing Season



ends on the 31st Dec’17



starts on the 1st March

stops on the 30th June


closed July/August


Re-opens on the

1st September ’18, from then on the


Lake closes in June/July/August, and is open for the rest of the year.

Changes to the season

To all rods

The management team recognise that the warm weather in June has produced, and will continue to produce, some challenging fishing conditions.
Consequently this year (2017) we have extended the fishing season to finish at dusk on the 31st December.
Next season (2018) will start at dawn on the 1st March to dusk on the 30th June, close July & August, then reopen 1st September to 31st December.

We are also considering (for the 2019 season onwards), changing to a winter fishery, where we would close in June, July & August, but stay open the rest of the year. So the season would be 9 months, from 1st September to the 31st May.
As the people affected by these changes, we would appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.



Pulling against fish

Written by a former rod (and top bloke) at the Boxmoor Trout Fishery, this is a very personal account for fishing a variety of methods for a variety of fish, (trout, sea trout,perch, chub, pike & mullet). With detailed notes on wind, barometer & cycles of the moon, for his catches.

Fishery Wharf Cafe Events

Fishery Wharf Cafe Boxmoor are hosting a floating canal market on the Grand Union Canal between Bridges 148 (Old Fishery Lane) and Bridge 149 (Fishery Road).
The Market is part of a four-day cultural arts weekend (full details below)

Full list of boat traders TBC

Boxmoor’s first cultural arts festival weekend held over the last bank holiday in May, a weekend of Comedy, Music & Theatre along with a three-day floating boat market between Fishery Lock and Old Fishery Lane Bridge.

Live entertainment held at Fishery Wharf Cafe.
Floating market Saturday to Monday 11am – 6pm

Friday 26th May – The Angry Boater, Comedy Show. £10.00

Saturday 27th May – Live Music afternoon & evening.

Sunday 28th May – Open Air Theatre “Idle Women of the wartime water ways” https://www.facebook.com/events/1863736180569410/

Monday 29th May – Live Music Afternoon

Licence Bar, Woodfired Pizza Oven, Cafe.