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    Default River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Going to Heathrow later in the week. Was wondering if anybody could point me in the direction of a place to float fish for a few hours for a mixed bag?

    Ive looked online and Staines and Runnymeade seem like they might be a good stretch. I enjoy fishing light for silverfish.

    Any ideas?


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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    If you're not familiar with Staines town centre you will find parking a nightmare... Access to the river is also limited.
    I'd recommend you go to the Pleasure ground at Runnymede. Parking is £6 per day ( cheaper for a couple of hours) and the fishing is free. TW20 0AE
    From the car park down to the bend in the river its 10 to 12ft deep so long rods needed, or fish slider?
    Beyond the bend opposite the houses it's much shallower close in and may suit a light set up better.
    Great roach and dace fishing with maggot or caster, some big perch too.
    Windsor is much the same as Staines re parking.

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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Weybridge is also worth a go. Free parking in the car park opposite Shepperton wier and pay and display at Walton bridge. Loads of silvers but not very much flow when I last went past last week.

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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Walton bridge pay and display? Is that new?

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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Not sure how it's fishing now I've moved away, but you have free fishing & free parking on the Colne at Little Britain, just outside of Uxbridge.

    Quite shallow 2-4ft max, Dace, Chub, Roach, Perch and the odd Barbel.

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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Hampton Court is another, Cigarette Island is popular but as far as I know its free fishing either side of the bridge on both banks except for some areas around the lock and weir. I believe you can hire a punt there as well. I don't know what the parkings like though however, the train station is very close by. Barbel and Carp are present there but there must be silver fishing as well. Been meaning to fish it myself for sometime so not first hand knowledge, just what I picked up after making enquiries.
    I walk the Weybridge and Walton stretch a few times a year on family visits, quite a lot of EE's fish there now, at least when I have been there, mainly lure fishing for pike and perch, can be quite busy from what I have seen the few times I have been there. Given a choice I would opt for Hampton Court, looks a bit more interesting, fancied some fishing by the lock area where you can fish, I thought some nice roach might be in it.
    Last edited by markg; 18-09-2019 at 02:23.

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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Jelster View Post
    Not sure how it's fishing now I've moved away, but you have free fishing & free parking on the Colne at Little Britain, just outside of Uxbridge.

    Quite shallow 2-4ft max, Dace, Chub, Roach, Perch and the odd Barbel.
    I wouldn't bother. I walked it last week and it was desperately low,gin clear,weedy and silty. Didn't see a single fish.

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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Wow Walton used to be free by the bridge, the old bridge has been painted by both Turner and Canalletto, which always impresses the lady folk when you randomly throw that in whilst running a float through

    There's free parking at Staines by B&Q and Old Windsor behind Harvester, at least there used to be

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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    Sutherland Grange back water is good and free. Park in the service road opposite, walk across the green and you will find the backwater. South side opposite Boveney.

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    Default Re: River Thames Windsor, Staines etc

    [QUOTE=theartist;1502898]

    There's free parking at Staines by B&Q /QUOTE]

    I think you mean Homebase Rob? It’s double yellows now..

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