Redbournbury Fishery & Sporting Clays

River & Lake Fly and Coarse fishing

Late Night Fishing!

Late night fishing on Monday and Wednesday but as the nights are rapidly drawing in we will close at dusk.

COVID-19 Virus Update (14th May 2020)

The fishery is now open from 8am until 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday through to Sunday.  Late night fishing is now offered from 8am until dusk on Mondays and Wednesdays until further notice.

  • Please maintain social distancing of at least 2m at all times. 

  • It is important not to go fishing if you or anyone you have been in close contact with has any symptoms of Covid-19.

  • Travel to the fishery only with other members of your household

  • Please use hand sanitiser and wear gloves when using gates and the toilets.

  • Take any wipes or gloves home with you, please do not leave litter.


Please pay for your fishing upon arrival.  We have simplified our pricing structure for coarse fishing as follows:

1 and 2 rods £10, £7 concession, junior free if accompanied by a paying adult

Please be advised that our clay shoot is still suspended until further notice

Situated in a picturesque and tranquil Hertfordshire location close to Redbourn, St Albans, Harpenden and convenient for the M1 motorway, Redbournbury Fishery offers Day Ticket Lake and River fishing. 

The river holds stocks of Wild Brown Trout that can be fished for on a Catch and Release Day ticket. The Trout Lake offers Rainbows on a Half Day (1 fish limit then Catch and Release), Full Day (2 fish then Catch and Release) or Evening ticket which is Catch and Release only.


Rainbows, up to 2lb fish are stocked on a monthly basis.  Fish caught that are over 3lb must be returned. The Coarse Lake is also Day Ticket and is stocked with Roach, Rudd, Perch, Chub, Bream, Barbel, Tench and various species of Carp weighing up to 22lbs.

  We are open every day apart from Christmas Day. Currently due to COVID we are open from 8am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursday through to Sunday and 8am until 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays until further notice.  For more information please call us on 07774 197411.   The coarse lake can be booked for match and club use with a minimum booking of 15 pegs.  
We run a fortnightly Sporting Clay Pigeon shoot between 12:30pm till 5pm. Please be aware that for Health and Safety reasons NO FISHING can take place until after 5pm on that day, please click here for a list of shoot dates.  Currently not available

We run a fortnightly shoot on a Saturday afternoon between 12:30pm and 5pm.  
We also run a working party every Saturday morning, when there isn't a shoot, where in return for four to five hours work we offer free fishing.

We are open as normal right through the Christmas period, even on Christmas Day, should the urge take you or you wish to try out that new rod. The trout lake has just been restocked with a good head of rainbows.

Shoot Dates

The shoot starts at 12:30pm, last card 4pm during the summertime.

Please be aware the mandatory requirements for the Shoot, are Shotgun Licence (Class 2), Head Protection, Ear Protection, Safety Glasses. 

Shot size Maximum Size 7 and Fibre Wad only.

28g No.8 Rio cartridges are for sale on site.

Prior booking is essential,

please phone us on 07774 197411.

Working Party

Chalk streams such as the River Ver are a globally rare habitat, with the majority being situated in Southern England.  They are able, when in good condition, to sustain a high biodiversity.

 We are working together with English Nature and the Environment Agency to make improvements to our stretch of the river.

Some of the work we are doing includes narrowing the channel to improve water flow and to help the movement of sediment.  The overall aim of the work is to improve the rivers water life and ultimately the conditions for spawning.


Both the coarse and trout lake are available for match and club bookings with a minimum booking of 15 pegs required.  

We cater for specimen, match and pleasure anglers alike and regularly host matches and competitions throughout the year.

To make a group booking please contact  John on  07774197411.

Taster Sessions

We are pleased to now offer both fly and coarse fishing taster sessions.

Test the Water

Coarse fishing taster sessions at Redbournbury Fishery, advice from experienced anglers. £38 for a 4 hour session, day ticket included and all equipment provided. Contact Martin on 07834 279517.

Try Fly

Fly fishing taster sessions at Redbournbury Fishery.  Advice from experienced anglers.  £45 for a 4 hour session, half-day ticket included and all equipment provided.  Contact Ian on 07889 286292

"The best time to go fishing is when you can get away."

Robert Traver

John on 07774 197411

Beesonend Ln, Redbournbury, St Albans, UK

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