Where to fish on the Wandle ?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by not-bono-ever, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    Dur to redundancy, I have dug out my old fly rod and would like to start catching some trout ( and releasing them of course ) in/ around LOndon

    Obvious candidate is the wandle - anyone have any idea where the best places to head to are ?

    Or any other London suggestions appreciated

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  2. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

  3. co-op

    co-op Free the rhubarb crumble!

    It's a nice walk the length of the Wandle. You could just have a look for yourself while you do it (you need waders at a couple of places).
  4. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

  5. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    The wet bits. ;)
  6. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    Fish torturer.

  7. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Less harmful than the crap that leached into the water from the old Abbey Mills site etc before most of them were remediated. That used to kill the fish off slowly and horribly whenever the water board tried stocking in the 70s and 80s. :( Back in the early '70s, on some hot days, the smell coming off the Wandle around Earlsfield could be eye-watering! :eek:
  8. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Don't know about know but 20 years ago The Wandle was great for catching a wide range supermarket trollies.
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  9. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Try bang right in the middle of Colliers Wood. It's a bit surreal; a chalk stream with trout in it situated there.
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  10. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    There's a chapter about trying to catch trout within the M25 in this book (it was made into a great documentary on BBC2 too). Might give you some ideas.
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  11. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    That stopped happening right around the time that shops started fitting the coin deposit mechanisms on their trollies. :)
  12. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    A novel idea that doesn't quite seem to have reached the monster Tesco in Acre Lane yet :hmm:

    Can't speak for the legendary Arndale Centre and neighbouring outlets ....
  13. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Releasing something that tastes that good, after torturing it with your hook!! ??
  14. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them


    decent suggestions, thanks

    TBF, I havent caught enything for years it seems, so im not yet a fully fledged torturer! I have spare time - Its either Kyle and Loose women or hanging around in Croydon failing to catch fish.
  15. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    Have you tried putting bait on the hook? ;)
  16. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Fly fishing...
  17. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Heck mine was a decent suggestion - catch them by all means but eat them then!! !! :)
  18. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Would have thought "notoriously crap" or "infamously shite" would have been more apt. :)
  19. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    reprise- i got a job and never made it to the Wandle. May go in April..I dont eat em or kill em anyway- but apparently its not reccomened anyway as them fish may be full of bad things
  20. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Wandle is not a clean river.
  21. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    i hooked something in the wandle that went like a train. straightened my rod out. never had a run like it. 8lb line. by the sainsburys, in two foot of water. hooked it, straightened the rod out, ping!

    any carp boys about?

    south norwood lake is the a cracking, mysterious water. talk of upper 30s. very good anglers with just a few fish a year. complete opposite of a runs water. love it.
  22. Jay13

    Jay13 New Member

    There are some large carp in the wandle 15lb+

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