Our fisheries are very well looked after and it should be noted that nearly all of the swims on our lake fisheries have access for disabled anglers with or without wheelchairs.
Westbrook Mere at Bourne End, Hemel Hempstead has been fished by the club since 1927 and has been owned by us since 1954. It is an old gravel pit of some 3.5 acres with depths varying from 2.5 to 10 feet.
The Mere holds a considerable head of carp, mostly upper doubles with a good number of 20s and 30s. In addition there is a healthy head of roach, bream, pike, perch and tench. The Mere is maintained through a vigorous fishery management policy and offers good fishing throughout the season. Winter pike fishing is available to those members who hold a club pike ticket.
Fish may be caught on a variety of methods and baits including ledger/feeder, waggler and pole in conjunction with maggot, sweetcorn, boilies, bread and worms sometimes with the careful use of an amount of groundbait.
Snooks Pool is part of the same water mass and provides an intimate body of water for carp and tench fishing, linked to Westbrook Mere by two channels.
Snooks was dug about 25 years later than the Mere as an addition to it. Its depth is as the Mere, between 3 and 10 feet and fish move freely between the two.
Information coming soon
Durrants Hill Fishery
Durrants Hill Fishery is a gravel pit complex dug in 1984. It is a lake of 2.75 acres for the exclusive use of club members and their guests (subject to club by-laws). It varies in depth from 3 to 14 feet and was originally stocked with tench to over 7 lb, roach in excess of 2 lb plus a healthy head of large crucian carp, rudd, pike and perch. Since then further tench, roach and more recently bream and carp have been introduced.
As with the Mere this water is monitored and stocked as part of our Club fishery policy. All species can be caught on a variety of baits including boilies, bread, sweetcorn, maggot, caster and lobworm for some good perch.
Because the lake is spring fed a more consistent water temperature allows good fishing throughout the year and it seldom freezes over.
Secure car parking is available, for members, within the perimeter of the lake.