You will notice that there is no introduction to this section yet.
I would like to fill this gap with an introduction from a local angler [or someone who is a frequent visiting fisherman] for every one of the geographical pages on Fatfisherman.com.
The many thousands of anglers now regularly using these pages prefer to read something written by someone who can see the area from an insider's point of view. They know the best spots, not just the ones that first time or overseas visitors usually visit or that are well known outside of the area.
Each introduction carries the e-mail address of the contributor so that anglers can get in touch with them if, for example, they are planning a trip [unless the contributor is unable to do this] so it could bring you extra business if you own a local fishery or tackleshop, charter boat or magazine etc.
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Baldock - North Herts Angling Centre
25, London Rd, Baldock, SG7 6NB. Contact: 01462 896336
Bishop's Stortford - Stort Angling
40 Hockerill St, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2DW. Contact: 01279 657061
Colney - Colney Tackle
11 Haseldine Rd, London Colney, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1RR - 01727 826 677
Elsenham - Lazy Fish UK
Unit A, The Sawmills, Fullers End, Elsenham, Bishop's Stortford, CM22 6EA. Contact: 01279 817582
Fishing Wizard - Broxbourne
Unit 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 Centre
3 The Broadway, Hatfield, AL9 5BG. Contact: 01707 271247
Hemel Hempstead - Malcolm's Fishing Tackle
22 London Rd, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 - 01442 255 748
Hemel Hempstead - Old Town Angling Centre
75 High St, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AF. Contact: 01442 252373
Hemel Hempstead - Queensway Angling
52 Queensway, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5HA. Contact: 01442 254723
Hemel Hempstead - Tackle Shack
23 Bennetts Gate, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 8EW - 01442 262 368
Hitchin - Ultimate Angling Centre
118 Cambridge Rd, Hitchin, SG4 0JN. Contact: 01462 440600
Hoddesdon - Johnson Ross Tackle http://www.johnsonrosstackle.co.uk
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 Innovationshttp://www.matrixinnovations.co.uk
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 & Drage
The Wynd, Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 3EL - 01462 674861
London Colney - London Colney Fishing Tackle Shop
11 Haseldine Rd, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1RR. Contact: 01727 826677
Melbourn - Melbourn Angling Centre
58b High St, Melbourn, Royston, SG8 6AB. Contact: 01763 262291
Melbourn - Melbourn Angling Centre
58b High Street, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6AB - 01763 262291
Potters Bar - Potters Bar Darts & Trophies
01707 642947 - 248 High Street, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 5DB
Rickmansworth - Colne Valley
165 Uxbridge Rd, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 7DW - 01923 712433
St. Albans - Verulam Angling Centrehttp://www.verulam-angling.co.uk
203, Cell Barnes Lane, St. Albans, AL1 5PX. Contact: 01727 762676
Stanstead Abbott - Xstream Baits
Amwell La, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8ED - 01920 877844
Stevenage - Popletts Tackle
12 The Hyde, Stevenage, SG2 9SE. Contact: 01438 352415
Stevenage - Discount Angling Supplies
Stevenage Indoor Market, St. Georges Way, Stevenage, SG1 1XY. Contact: 01438 360605
Tring - Chiltern Tackle
33 Western Rd, Tring, HP23 4BQ. Contact: 01442 825257
Turnford - Simpsons of Turnford
Turnford Stores, Nunsbury Drive, Turnford, Broxbourne, EN10 6AH. Contact: 01992 468799
Waltham Cross - Abbey Baits & Tackle
Abbey Baits and Tackle - Tel: 01992 788822 - 194a Eleanor Cross Road, Waltham Cross, Herts. EN8 7PN
Waltham Cross - Angling Direct London at Waltham Crosshttp://www.anglingdirect.co.uk
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 Box
255 High St, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 7BE - 01992 622987
Ware - Chapman Fishing Tacklehttp://www.chapmanblanks.co.uk
10 Bowling Rd, Ware, Comté 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-Anglinghttp://www.proangling.co.uk
20a Baldock St, Ware, SG12 9DZ. Contact: 01920 464003
Watford - Oxhey Angling Centre
28 Pinner Rd, Watford, WD19 4ED. Contact: 01923 226849
Watford - The Tackle Carrier
157 St. Albans Rd, Watford, WD24 5BD. Contact: 01923 232393
Welwyn Garden City - Oakwood Angling
12 Hall Grove, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4PH. Contact: 01707 334462
Abbotts Lake - Stanstead AbbottsInformationSatellite View
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 - ElstreeInformationSatellite View
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 AbbottsInformationSatellite View
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 - RickmansworthInformationSatellite View
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 - BayfordInformationSatellite View
Bayford, near Hertford, Hertfordshire - 01992 558616 or 07713 586454 - Two lakes stocked with carp, catfish, barbel, tench, roach and chub...
Broad Colney Lakes - London ColneyFisherySatellite View
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 AbbeySatellite View;
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 - CheshuntClub Website
Coarse fishing lake (specimen) members of the Kings Arms & Cheshunt Angling Society only. Species Carp Tench... email@example.com
Gaywoods Fishery - Kings Langleyhttp://www.gaywoods.co.ukSatellite View
Trout Lake Bungalow, Station Footpath, Kings Langley, WD4 8DZ - 07778 030 939 - The fishery is a 4 ½ acre man-made lake, dug out in 1978 - 1980...
Holwell Court - Welwyn Garden CityInformationSatellite View
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.netSatellite View
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 - Northaw http://www.hooklake.co.ukSatellite View
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 SocietySatellite View
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.ukSatellite View
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.comSatellite View
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 GreenInformationSatellite View
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 ParkFisherySatellite View
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 CityInformationSatellite View
Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.
The Compasses - BaldockInformationSatellite View
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 - MarsworthInformationSatellite View.
Nr Marsworth, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 4LH - 01582 841985 Dick Pilkinton (Head Bailiff) firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglers can now purchase a new £120.00 season permit which enables them to fish the three Tring coarse reservoirs during daylight hours. There are no concessionary rates for the new day season permit, which is an alternative to the £200.00 season ticket which enables anglers to fish both day and night. Both season permits include a car park ticket for the pay-and-display car parks at the reservoirs.
Willows LakeLake DetailsSatellite View
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 Society
Contact; P Jourdan. 12 Burnside, Hertford SG12 2AW…
Barnet & District Angling Clubhttp://www.badac.co.uk
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 Societyhttp://www.bsdas.org.uk
Inside our website you will find references to
Membership Subscriptions, Club Waters, Match Diary, Club Officers, Juniors and a Photo Gallery…
Boxmoor & District Angling Societyhttp://www.bdas.org
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…
BSDAS - The Bishops Stortford & District Angling Society
Mr David Tadgell - 10 Orchard Road, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM23 2AS
Gerrards Cross and Uxbridge District Angling Societyhttp://www.gxudas.co.uk
Secretary - Mr Don Wilkinson, 41 Lytham Avenue, South Oxhey, Hertfordshire, WD1 6XA
Hadley Angling and Preservation Societyhttp://www.haps.org.uk
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 Society Websitesecretary@kingsarmsas.com
...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 Fishers
Latimer Park Farm, Latimer, Chesham, HP5 1TU
Lee Anglers Consortiumhttp://www.lee-anglers-consortium.co.uk/matches.htm
The Lee Anglers' Consortium licences the Lee Navigation from British Waterways. Fishing is along the towing path starting in the north at Hertford 'Folly Bridge' downstream to and including the west bank of Feildes Weir. This stretch also includes a short length of the R.Stort to Lower Lock. The LAC fishing then recommences at Aqueduct Lock, Cheshunt to the end of the Lee Navigation at Bow Lock. This southern end also includes the City Mill River…
Letchworth Garden City Angling Associationhttp://www.letchworthangling.org.uk
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 Society
Mr R Keys - Arkley Cottage, Churchgate Road, Cheshunt, Herts EN8 9EQ.
Telephone 01992 622131
Royston and District Angling ClubRound-Up
P R Harrow - 46 Greengage Rise, Melbourne, Herts SG8 6DS
The Tring Anglershttp://www.tringanglers.org.uk
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) http://www.turnfordac.co.uk
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 Albanshttp://www.verulam-angling.co.uk
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
British School of Fly Fishinghttp://www.britishschoolofflyfishing.co.uk
62 Tennyson Ave, Hitchin, SG4 0PY - 01462 432 620 – 07922 126 154 - Fly fishing for many species of fish is gaining in popularity. whatever you want to catch the casting discipline is the same, even if the tackle varies. Here you will find information about the BSFF...