Marford Farm – River Lee


Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8NJ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Near the Wheathampstead village in Hertfordshire is where anglers will find Marford Farm. This spot is easy to reach from the A1 and not far from the M1, putting it just 25 miles from the centre of London.

Marford Farm is overseen by the Verulam Angling Club.

And yet Marford Farm is its own oasis of privacy and seclusion, with two venues for fishing contentment.

The first is dubbed the Short Walk, a spot with 19 purpose-built swims. These waters are stocked with barbel, chub, dace, roach, perch, carp, and gudgeon.

The Long Walk is located across the street from the car park and is less manicured in comparison to the Short Walk. There are plenty of overhanging trees, shallow glides, and deep pools here, with stocks of roach and barbel joining the big chub and carp.

What size do the fish go to?

Roach in the Short Walk have been known to reach three pounds.

What tactics work well?

Fishing is allowed from the designated swims only.

A stick float and maggot will work for top results from most swims, but a more mobile approach is best on the Long Walk due to its feature-heavy waters. Stalking is important here, as the reeds and trees can hide plenty of treasure.

Swims 1-13 account for the first beat on the Short Walk. These have some features to work with and a little more depth to the water, while swims 14-19 are on the shallow side. A good head of fish are available throughout the fishery, with approaches varying depending on the spot.

What facilities are on site?

There is a toilet at Marford Farm.

Is parking available?

Parking is available at the car park.

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