Fishery News and Events
Coltsford Mill Fishery is open to all flyfishers on a pre-booked basis only.
This is a temporary measure and in accordance with Government instructions regarding the Coronavirus pandemic we have to implement additional rules as follows;
There will be a limit of 9 anglers per day.
You will be required to pre-book with Neil.
This can be by phone or text to (07798 605867) or preferably by email using our Contact page.
Please include the date you would like to pre-book and Neil will confirm availability by return. We are requesting you pay in advance so we can monitor numbers and we don’t have to handle cash/payment which is safer for us all.
The fishery will only be open from 7.30am until 5.30pm, please observe these times.
When you arrive at the fishery please use the top car park by the main Lake.
Keep away from the residential areas where the family live as it is very important to keep them safe.
Whilst fishing keep a minimum of 15 metres away from any other angler wherever possible.
Do not gather in groups, remain at least 2 metres (rod length) from our staff or any other angler.
We will continue to disinfect all common areas but you must ensure you wash your hands thoroughly and sanitise them when using the toilet.
Anyone displaying symptoms or have anyone in their household with symptoms are asked not to visit and follow the self-isolation guidelines.
The fishery tackle shop and Lodge on Willow will not be open for use, we therefore suggest that you bring your refreshments with you.
Available now a special offer intended for Beginners and Novices. The offer includes a voucher for half a day tuition with a half day fishing ticket for two fish. It also includes a rod, reel, fly line, net and flies, everything needed to get started.
For more details see the Beginners and Novices section of the Prices page.
The Fishemens Lodge.
The Fishemens Lodge is now complete. It has its own electricity supply and an electric kettle. It will soon have a refrigerator to keep your sandwiches and beer cool and later a microwave oven.
It is situated on the southern end of the Willow, between the Willow, the Mill and the Upper Cascade.
The recent cold weather has improved fishing conditions on all lakes. To take immediate advantage of these conditions all lakes have been stocked to near maximum capacity. So catch them if you can says Neil.
As usual tactics should be kept simple with floating lines, longish leaders and weighted flies being the most successful, particularly recently on bright late winter and early spring days.
If you want to you can fish sink tip or intermediate line on brighter days, particularly on the Willow.
Flies of the month are damsels, cats whiskers, goldhead vivas and goldhead daddies. Flies mentioned are usually available in the Tackle Shop.
Competitions and Events Calendar
Note: On Club Days the Fishery is usually closed to the General Public from 8.00am until 1.00pm.
Below (V) indicates a Two Fish Voucher Prize to the winner.
For BIG FISH the Club also donates a Two Fish Ticket for Best Bag (April) and Best Fish (December).
Wednesday 13th May - Members Only - Re-opening Day