Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 1NB, United Kingdom
Batchworth Lake is a 10-acre natural spring-fed water next to the River Colne. Run by the Uxbridge Rovers Angling and Conservation Society, Batchworth has depths up to six feet.
The lake features 35 swims, with two islands.
Batchworth Lake was recently touched up by the Society, with comfort and cleanliness enhancements made to the facility. Further sanctuaries are planned for the lake, so keep an eye out for what the Society does next. These improvements are sure to cement Batchworth’s reputation as one of the best spots on the Colne Valley for carp.
Stock includes common and mirror carp, tench, bream, perch, chub, and eels. Plans for silver fish sanctuaries are in the works.
What size do the fish go to?
The common and mirror carp at Batchworth range up to 40 pounds, while tench span up to 10 pounds. Bream up to 17 pounds have been found in these waters.
A lake record carp holds at over 40 pounds.
What tactics work well?
Carp angling tactics are popular here. The islands are a hotspot for tench, while the margins turn up some good quality carp.
It’s best to take a walk around the lake before starting, just to establish where the carp are showing up.
A bed of maggots and corn will pull out the bream.
Bait boats are not permitted at Batchworth Lake.
The maximum rod limit is three.
What facilities are on site?
There are amenities and facilities located at the nearby Rickmansworth Aquadrome.
Is parking available?
There is a lot of parking at the neighbouring Aquadrome.