Are you allowed to fish on the River Thames?

Are you allowed to fish on the River Thames?

You will need a rod fishing licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line on the River Thames and England in fact. We’ve got everything you need to get you fishing on the River Thames including locations for anglers with disabilities.

Where can I fish on the River Thames?

Fishing along the River Thames and beyond

  • Clifton Lock, Abingdon. Approximately ¾mile along the towpath from Clifton Hampden Bridge.
  • Culham Lock, Abingdon.
  • Day’s Lock, Abingdon.
  • Grafton Lock, Bampton.
  • Shifford Lock, Bampton.
  • Buscot Lock, Faringdon.
  • Rushey Lock, Faringdon.
  • Shiplake Lock, Henley-on-Thames.

Where can I fish for free on the River Thames?

River Thames: free fishing

  • River Thames, Caversham Lock to Kennetmouth.
  • River Thames, Christchurch Meadows.
  • River Thames, Hills Meadow.
  • River Thames, Pangbourne Meadow.
  • River Thames, Scours Lane.
  • Teddington Lock to Richmond Bridge.

Can you fish the Thames in central London?

Fancy fighting one of London’s top predators? You can find some big Pike swimming about in the Thames. People can and do land Pike from the banks, but you need a boat to really get at them. You can also find Pike in some of the larger lakes and docks in and around London.

Are there sharks in River Thames?

In 1959 the River Thames was declared biologically dead due to pollution. But today it is a thriving ecosystem with many species of fish and mammals including sea horse, porpoise and even sharks.

Can you fish the Thames for free?

Location: River Thames, Staines Bridge to Teddington (16 miles). You can fish for free anywhere downstream of Staines Bridge to Teddington where there is public access.

Is River fishing free?

In the strict legal sense, the public only has a right to fish for free in the officially recognised fully tidal parts of rivers and in the sea, except where an individual owns a private right of fishery. The landowners are quite within their rights to charge a fee to access their land.

Where can I fish for barbel on the Thames?

Barbel fishing in Oxfordshire

  • Evenlode Triangle.
  • River Thame, Chiselhampton.
  • River Thame, Cuddesdon Downstream.
  • River Thame, Cuddesdon Upstream.
  • River Thame, Dorchester.
  • River Thame, Dorchester Downstream.
  • River Thame, Drayton St Leonard.
  • River Thame, Wheatley Downstream.

Are there crocodiles in the Thames?

A CROCODILE apparently spotted in the River Thames by a stunned dog walker this morning has been revealed as a POND ORNAMENT. The reptilian object was snapped near Chelsea Harbour, with a video showing it floating near a boat’s propeller – but the harbour master has since doused water on claims it was a real croc.

How many dead bodies are in the River Thames?

On average there is one dead body hauled out of the Thames each week. Perhaps this is due to the POLAR BEAR in the Thames. In 1252 King Henry III received a bear as a gift from Norway. He kept it in the Tower of London and used to let it swim in the river to catch fish.

Why was Cricklade built on the River Thames?

Cricklade is the only Wiltshire town on the young River Thames. Although there had been earlier Iron Age trackways it was the Romans who built the first metalled road, Ermin Street, to cross the low flood plains between Speen and Gloucester. The later walled Saxon town was built by Alfred the Great as a defence against…

What kind of fish can you catch on the River Thames?

Fishing on the River Thames. Whether you’re a serious match angler, a specimen hunter or simply a pleasure angler, the River Thames has it all from roach and perch to barbel and chub with pike and carp too!

Are there any angling clubs in the upper Thames?

In the upper reaches above Cricklade trout and coarse species, like dace, grow well, but much of this part of the river is preserved by individuals or is for members of con-trolling clubs only. The Isis Angling Club of Swindon controls two lengthy sections in this area, and has open membership.

Do you need a licence to catch crayfish in the Thames?

A licence is required for the trapping of American Signal (non native) crayfish and these are available from the Environment Agency, the Fish Movements Authorisation Team can send an information pack to customers. You can contact them on 01480 483968 or by email.