Hertfordshire (abbreviated to Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the northeast, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south. The county's borders are approximately the watersheds of the Colne and Lea, which flow southwards each accompanied by a canal. Hertfordshire is at the edge of the London Basin and most of its undeveloped land is agricultural and protected as Metropolitan Green Belt.
Despite the spread of built areas, much of the county is given over to agriculture. One product, now largely defunct, was water-cress, based in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted supported by reliable, clean chalk rivers. The chalk that is the bedrock of much of the county provides an aquifer that feeds streams and is also exploited to provide water supplies for much of the county and beyond.
There are reservoirs, lakes, ponds, rivers and canals giving plenty of opportunities to both coarse and game anglers. A number of waters have held fish records over the years and there are syndicate waters, club waters, commercial fisheries and free or day-ticket fishing all over the county.
Baldock - North Herts Angling Centre25, London Rd, Baldock, SG7 6NB. Contact: 01462 896336
Bishop's Stortford - Stort Angling40 Hockerill St, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2DW. Contact: 01279 657061
Colney - Colney Tackle11 Haseldine Rd, London Colney, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1RR - 01727 826 677
Elsenham - Lazy Fish UKUnit A, The Sawmills, Fullers End, Elsenham, Bishop's Stortford, CM22 6EA. Contact: 01279 817582
Fishing Wizard - BroxbourneUnit 5 Meriden Building, Nazeing Glass Industrial Estate, Nazeing New Road, Broxbourne, EN10 6SX - 01992 460 969 - Born out of an obsession with fishing, Fishing Wizard is a fishing products company run by fishermen...
Hatfield - Old Hatfield Angling Centre3 The Broadway, Hatfield, AL9 5BG. Contact: 01707 271247
Hemel Hempstead - Malcolm's Fishing Tackle22 London Rd, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 - 01442 255 748
Hemel Hempstead - Old Town Angling Centre75 High St, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AF. Contact: 01442 252373
Hemel Hempstead - Queensway Angling52 Queensway, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5HA. Contact: 01442 254723
Hemel Hempstead - Tackle Shack23 Bennetts Gate, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 8EW - 01442 262 368
Hitchin - Ultimate Angling Centre118 Cambridge Rd, Hitchin, SG4 0JN. Contact: 01462 440600
Hoddesdon - Johnson Ross TackleWebsite
Welcome to the UKs No.1 online carp fishing tackle shop specialising in all types of carp fishing tackle, equipment and accessories. We offer a massive range of carp tackle, carp baits, carp rods, carp reels, clothing, luggage, bait boats, bivvies, tackle boxes, scales, chairs, bite alarms, nets, head torches, sleeping bags, terminal tackle, boilies and much more at the best prices... 3-9 Amwell Street, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8TP - TEL +44 01992 462044
Hoddesdon - Matrix InnovationsWebsite
1 Amwell St, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8TP - 01992 448003 - As our name says we like to think that we are innovators, all of our products are designed by anglers to serve a particular purpose, we try to make the most functional and the best quality tackle available, not only does our range do exactly what it needs, it will last a lifetime, and also looks the part as well...
Letchworth - Howes & DrageThe Wynd, Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 3EL - 01462 674861
London Colney - London Colney Fishing Tackle Shop11 Haseldine Rd, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1RR. Contact: 01727 826677
Melbourn - Melbourn Angling Centre58b High St, Melbourn, Royston, SG8 6AB. Contact: 01763 262291
Melbourn - Melbourn Angling Centre58b High Street, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6AB - 01763 262291
Potters Bar - Potters Bar Darts & Trophies01707 642947 - 248 High Street, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 5DB
Rickmansworth - Colne Valley165 Uxbridge Rd, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 7DW - 01923 712433
St. Albans - Verulam Angling CentreWebsite
203, Cell Barnes Lane, St. Albans, AL1 5PX. Contact: 01727 762676
Stanstead Abbott - Xstream BaitsAmwell La, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8ED - 01920 877844
Stevenage - Popletts Tackle12 The Hyde, Stevenage, SG2 9SE. Contact: 01438 352415
Stevenage - Discount Angling SuppliesStevenage Indoor Market, St. Georges Way, Stevenage, SG1 1XY. Contact: 01438 360605
Tring - Chiltern Tackle33 Western Rd, Tring, HP23 4BQ. Contact: 01442 825257
Turnford - Simpsons of TurnfordTurnford Stores, Nunsbury Drive, Turnford, Broxbourne, EN10 6AH. Contact: 01992 468799
Waltham Cross - Abbey Baits & TackleAbbey Baits and Tackle - Tel: 01992 788822 - 194a Eleanor Cross Road, Waltham Cross, Herts. EN8 7PN
Waltham Cross - Angling Direct London at Waltham CrossWebsite
At Angling Direct we stock a wide range of fishing tackle and fishing equipment for all the different aspects of angling, whether you are a carp angler, sea angler, fly angler, dedicated specialist angler, match angler or an occasional coarse fisherman, we have the fishing tackle for you - Unit 4, Elanor Estate, Waltham Cross, Herts EN8 7HF - Tel: 01992 769769
Waltham Cross - The Bait Box255 High St, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 7BE - 01992 622987
Ware - Chapman Fishing TackleWebsite
10 Bowling Rd, Ware, Comte de Hertford, SG12 7EE - 01920 462658 - In the late 1940s by Charles and Ronald Chapman, the family firm of R.Chapman & Co. has been synonymous with the manufacture of bamboo fishing rods and blanks for over fifty years. Throughout the 1950's and 60's the Company introduced many innovative rod designs such as the Peter Stone Ledgerstrike and the Fred.J Taylor Roach Rod both of which have become part of angling history and much sought-after by collectors and traditionalists.
Ware - Pro-AnglingWebsite
20a Baldock St, Ware, SG12 9DZ. Contact: 01920 464003
Watford - Oxhey Angling Centre28 Pinner Rd, Watford, WD19 4ED. Contact: 01923 226849
Watford - The Tackle Carrier157 St. Albans Rd, Watford, WD24 5BD. Contact: 01923 232393
Welwyn Garden City - Oakwood Angling12 Hall Grove, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4PH. Contact: 01707 334462
Abbotts Lake - Stanstead AbbottsInformation
Marsh Lane/Netherfield Lane, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts. SG12 8HL - One of the premier big fish waters in the Lea Valley and offering angling for big carp, specimen tench and bream. The carping potential at Abbott's Lake just keeps growing and there are now some 150 fish over 20lb with approximately 50 over 30lb, depending upon the time of year...
Aldenham Country Park Reservoir - ElstreeInformation
Aldenham Country Park Reservoir is a 65 acre coarse fishing water holding some superb roach, perch, carp, pike, bream, tench and chub...
Amwell Lakes - Stanstead AbbottsInformation
High Street, Stanstead Abbotts, Near Ware, Herts. SG12 8AT - Amwell comprises two of the most intimate and picturesque waters in the entire Lea Valley. With its mature and idyllic surroundings this peaceful venue offers immaculate big fish, all in top fighting trim...
Batchworth Lake - RickmansworthInformation
Frogmoor Lane, Off Harefield Rd, Rickmansworth, Herts, England. - Batchworth Lake has a local reputation as a big carp water, with fish up to 30lb coming out. There are about 50 pegs around the lake. The most popular swims tend to be those by the island...
Bayford Lake - BayfordInformation
Bayford, near Hertford, Hertfordshire - 01992 558616 or 07713 586454 - Two lakes stocked with carp, catfish, barbel, tench, roach and chub...
Broad Colney Lakes - London ColneyWebsite
Shenley Lane, London Colney, Herts - Two long established lakes, the larger being approximately 20 acres in size. This mixed fishery contains Roach, Perch, Tench, Bream, Pike and some very large Carp. The smaller of the two lakes is 10 acres, and again holds a variety of species. Popular with Carp and Pike anglers, there are some 30lb specimens to be had for the patient angler.This lake was stocked with 600 Carp up to 6lb in 2006.A further 350lb of Carp were stocked in March 2008 (sizes were from 12oz to 2lb)...
Fishers Green Lakes - Waltham AbbeyWebsite
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex. EN9 2EE - At Fishers Green the two lakes known as Seventy Acre and Hollyfield (also known as Langridge) are partly an unknown quantity to both pleasure and specimen anglers. The captures of huge carp over 40lb, plus bream and tench exceeding 16lb and 14lb respectively, shows the possible potential for the dedicated angler...
Friday Lake - CheshuntWebsite
Coarse fishing lake (specimen) members of the Kings Arms & Cheshunt Angling Society only. Species Carp Tench... firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaywoods Fishery - Kings LangleyWebsite
Trout Lake Bungalow, Station Footpath, Kings Langley, WD4 8DZ - 07778 030 939 - The fishery is a 4.5 acre man-made lake, dug out in 1978 - 1980...
Holwell Court - Welwyn Garden CityInformation
Hertford Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England - Holwell Court is a mature estate coarse fishery contained mixed stocks. Although offering mixed coarse fishing, the emphasis is on carp with an average size just under double figures with the biggest over 34lb...
Holyfield Fishery - Waltham Abbeyhttp://www.carplakes.net
Fishers Green Cottage, Holyfield, Waltham Abbey, EN9 - 01992 768 012 - Welcome to Holyfield Carp Lakes website. You may choose from 3 lakes (Top Lake, Bottom Lake & match Lake)...
Hook Lake - Northawhttp://www.hooklake.co.uk
Carp syndicate - Hook Lake in Hertfordshire is a natural, well maintained carp fishery with a low membership and a good stock of hard fighting pretty English carp. If you like un-crowded fishing in peaceful and tranquil surroundings then Hook Lake may well be what you have been looking for...
Jack's Lake - BarnetHadley Angling and Preservation Society
Jack's Lake is the bottom of three lakes that were originally created some time in the 1880s as estate lakes for Squire Charles Jack, who owned Beech Hill House, although it is thought there has been some form of lake since the late seventeenth century. Today, the top two lakes are inaccessible and along with the house, are part of Hadley Wood Golf Club...
Pixies Mere Fishery - Winkwellhttp://www.pixiesmere.co.uk
Winkwell, Hertfordshire - 07860 426690 - Pixies Mere is a mature 4 acre lake with 44 pegs, the pegs are fairly large and vary from cut outs from the bank to landing stages...
Redbournbury Fishery - Redbournhttp://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Redbourn&sll=51.685701,-0.148315&sspn=0.02
Situated in a picturesque and tranquil Hertfordshire location yet situated close to Redbourn, St Albans, Harpenden and convenient to the M1 motorway, Redbournbury Fishery provides both day ticket river and lake fishing...
Rib Valley Fishing Lakes - Warehttp://www.ribvalleyfishinglakes.com
Rib Valley Fishing Lakes comprises of three still-water lakes; Rib Lake, Millennium Lake, and Westmill Lake. The three lakes are situated in the picturesque Rib Valley immediately adjacent to the River Rib at Ware in Hertfordshire.
River Lea Relief Channel - Fishers GreenInformation
The River Lea Relief Channel runs through hertfordshire's Lea Valley country park and is more like a canal than a river. This RMC controlled water is fast gaining a reputation as an excellent coarse fishing venue with excellent carp, bream and chub fishing on offer...
Shepherds Way Lakes - Brookmans ParkFishery
Shepherds Way Lakes, Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire - 01819 595919 - This premiere lake offers great fishing in a picturesque setting, with good parking and toilet facilities. The lake has a prolific head of Carp ranging from 2lb to 25lb, Roach average between 12oz and a 1lb with larger fish not uncommon. The two lakes provide around 40 pegs and in the summer you will find many of these occupied, such is the reputation of this water. The fishery is open through the close season and is worth a visit any time of the year...
Stanborough Lake - Welwyn Garden CityInformation
Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.
The Compasses - BaldockInformation
Great North Road, Baldock, Herts - There are two spring fed lakes in a very picturesque setting. Both lakes contain Carp, Bream, Roach, and Trout in what can some times be heavily weeded areas. Most of these fish have never seen a hook and bait.,,
Tring Reservoirs - MarsworthInformation
Nr Marsworth, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 4LH - 01582 841985 Dick Pilkinton (Head Bailiff) email@example.com - Anglers can now purchase a new season permit which enables them to fish the three Tring coarse reservoirs during daylight hours.
Part of a 180 acre estate, Willows Lakes consists of three mature gravel pits which are 22, 12 and 4 acres in size. You can also stalk fish on our three quarter of a mile section of the River Colne. The lakes may only be three minutes away from the M25, but thanks to its farm surroundings you would think that you were in the middle of nowhere. Our investment in 6,000 trees 12 years ago makes the site blend perfectly into its surroundings...
Abbey Cross Angling SocietyWebsite
Rosedale Sports Club, Andrews Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordfshire EN7 6TB - Welcome to the home of Abbey Cross Angling Society Ltd. Estabished in 1946 the Society offers a variety of quality waters to wet the appetite of any angler, be they pleasure, match or specimen. A variety of venues on rivers,lakes and canal to cover all fishing needs. The website which is in its infancy, is designed to offer information to it's members only, and members can direct any enquiries through the website
Barnet & District Angling ClubWebsite
Barnet & District Angling Club was founded in 1933 by a few local enthusiasts in Barnet, then part of the County of Hertfordshire. The Club aims to provide the best facilities of an Angling Club to its members, and to promote the interests of the sport in general as well as protect the environment...
Bishop Stortford & District Angling SocietyWebsite
Inside our website you will find references to Membership Subscriptions, Club Waters, Match Diary, Club Officers, Juniors and a Photo Gallery...
Boxmoor & District Angling SocietyWebsite
The Boxmoor and District Angling Society Ltd. This web site has been put together to keep club members informed of what is going on within the club and to encourage new members. Please have a good look round this web site. We have pictures of all of our waters, photographs of fish catches, and our latest news is regularly posted...
Gerrards Cross and Uxbridge District Angling SocietyWebsite
Secretary - Mr Don Wilkinson, 41 Lytham Avenue, South Oxhey, Hertfordshire, WD1 6XA
Hadley Angling and Preservation SocietyWebsite
Welcome to the Hadley Angling and Preservation Society web site. HAPS Is a small, friendly club that was formed in 1982 to control fishing at Jack's Lake in Hadley Woods, Barnet, Hertfordshire and arrange matches and coach outings for club members...
Kings Arms & Cheshunt Angling SocietyWebsite
firstname.lastname@example.org ...The Kings Arms & Cheshunt Angling Society is a small, friendly, family orientated club based in Cheshunt. We actively ecourage junior and family memberships. We also offer tuition to members. The tuition is available to junior members, both male and female....
Latimer - Latimer Park Fly FishersLatimer Park Farm, Latimer, Chesham, HP5 1TU
Letchworth Garden City Angling AssociationWebsite
Letchworth Garden City Angling Association has a membership of 650 full paying members made up from Seniors , Juniors / Senior Citizens and Disabled anglers. Membership runs from 1st May to the 30th April, although we operate a closed season at Poppy Hill from 1st April to the 15 June inclusive. Usual Environment Agency closed season by-laws apply to the rivers...
Red Spinner Angling SocietyWebsite
Website access to members only which is pretty silly!
Royston and District Angling ClubInformation
P R Harrow - 46 Greengage Rise, Melbourne, Herts SG8 6DS
The Tring AnglersWebsite
PO Box 1947, Tring, Herts HP23 5IZ - We are a small and friendly angling club based in north-west Hertfordshire, committed to improving and promoting fishing in the surrounding area, and to helping to protect the local environment. Formed in 1947, our open membership policy still provides access to a wide variety of fisheries in the area. Our 11 miles of canal, small and large river fisheries along with lakes and ponds cater for all coarse angling disciplines.
Turnford Angling Consortium (TAC)Website
Turnford Angling Consortium (TAC) is one of the oldest in the Lee Valley. It was formed by several clubs coming together to jointly manage the Slipe Lane Pits in Wormley, Herts with the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority...
Founded c.1884 Uxbridge Rovers is one of the oldest angling societies in the UK. In the early days one of the prime targets were the eels from the clean waters of the River Colne...
Verulam Angling Club - St AlbansWebsite
Verulam Angling Club was formed in 1934 by some 14-20 local businessmen and has been providing quality fisheries and sport for its members ever since. It has since flourished to what we have today - a club over 1600 members enjoying a vast array of fish and fisheries...
8 Birkdale Gardens, South Oxhey, Hertfordshire. WD19 7AN
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