River Wey Dockenfield
OS Map Reference: SU 841 401
Postcode: GU10 2QD
Water Type: River
Designation: General River
Head Bailiff: Mr. Tony Jeatt
Local Police: 101
Roach to 2.5lb
Dace to 1lb
Chub to 4lb
Perch to 2lb
Grayling to 1lb+
A healthy walk through woods and open countryside brings you to this mile and a half stretch of the River Wey. Travelling light and adopting a catch and move approach has a double advantage here. Not only are you likely to catch extra fish, but you will also be able to appreciate more of this lovely little river in a session. .
Like the Society’s other stretch of the Wey listed here, members may fly-fish for trout in the appropriate season at no extra charge. (All trout to be returned to the water.)
Suitable for most river tactics, although the venue is largely shallow with fast shallow runs into deeper areas.
Fish the deeper areas and glides for consistent sport and check out the over hanging trees and rafts for the Chub.
River Report - 23rd April 2012
Dockenfield has a couple of new notice boards to help anglers find their way along the length. - Tony Jeatt: Head Bailiff
Catch Report - 21st January 2012
Chub to 2lb 4oz on luncheon meat, also Gudgeon Roach and Dace showing. River in good winter condition colour, just right, a couple of new trees have fallen into the river and now that they are no longer removed will make some interesting holding places for the fish. The new car park at Dockenfield is popular with Farnham members and there are more signs of anglers using the venue this year - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report - 31st December 2011
Water levels are fine at the moment. Slightly up and a good colour for fishing. Dockenfield produced a Carp of about 9lb and Chub. Please remember that you need your key on this venue to use the recent car park and avoid a long walk from the Frensham Great Ponds lay by - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report - 16th June to 31st August 2011
Dockenfield is being fished a lot more thanks to the easier access. with Chub to about 3lb, Dace, Roach. Gudgeon and decent size Perch. Anglers are using maggot, bread , and worm is proving very productive. The river bank at Dockenfield is very over grown at the moment, the problem is only Himalayan balsam and looks more daunting than it really is, but you can get wet wading through it. This does have an advantage of showing both where other anglers are fishing and also the untouched swims that can be very productive if you are prepared to use your bank stick and fight your way in.
The Kingfisher is showing almost every visit, and the bird watchers stand on the edge of Moors Pond looking across the wetland towards the river. I talk to these guys on a regular basis and they watch out for the Red Kite and the Barn Owl. - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report June 16th to 24th June 2011
Chub to 3 lb and also Gudgeon, Dace and Perch, mainly taken on float fished maggot. The river is coloured after this weeks rain and looks good for this weekend - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report Friday February 2011
This section is fishing quite well with Dace, Gudgeon, Roach and Chub to 3lbs being caught on bread, maggot and luncheon meat. The new access, track and car park mean that this section is more popular now, but please remember to drive slowly and with great care when using the track, show respect for our neighbours fences and do not frighten the horses. This is not a race track and your insurance policy may well not cover you off road, so please be respectful of this new facility which halves the previous walk to the venue. - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report Friday 26th November 2010
class="MsoNormal">Only a few anglers on this section on Friday 26th November 2010, despite the easier access afforded by the new car parking arrangements, catching a few Dace and Gudgeon - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report - to November 2010
No problems catching Dace, Roach and Chub on maggot. The new car park is now open which has halved the walk down to the river. The stretch has been producing Chub to 2.5 lbs with small Carp catching anglers unawares. Lots of unexplored river here for the adventurous angler who is prepared to roam and travel light, with many fallen trees creating interesting swims as the EA take so much longer to remove them. - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report - 17th September 2010
Dockenfield is the most productive stretch with Perch, and Chub showing in steady numbers. Few anglers fishing as the moment, but fish showing on every visit. - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
June 2009 to January 2010
New FAS boards are being erected to help members identify the top boundary. This very long section is only being lightly fished and is almost a wilderness fishery and you can expect to see Kingfishers during the day and Barn Owls if fishing at dusk. Fish are caught on most baits, with Perch to 12oz, Chub to 3lb, Dace, Roach and very large Gudgeon with occasional Trout and Carp to 3lb.
Farnham Angling Society Record
- Members can fish the upstream left hand bank for 1.5 miles.
- Members are advised that Pheasant shooting takes place in the locality during
the winter months.
- Please keep to within ten feet of the waters edge.
- Members are entitled to fly-fish for Trout on this water from 1st April to 30th
- Members can fly fish from 1st April to the 14th March inclusive for any species.
- Close to the right hand edge of the field there could be a danger from aircraft
using the air strip. Do not stray from the stated access.
Adjacent to Frensham Great Pond, Churt, Surrey
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From the A287 travelling south from Farnham, turn right at the sign post for the Frensham Pond Hotel.
At the end of Frensham Great Pond about 75 yards back from the hotel and also opposite the Bacon Lane side of the hotel. Hopefully, better parking will be gained in the near future.
Access is from the footpath opposite the Hotel. After going round the gate, turn left after 30 yards between the trees to a small gate (F.A.S. padlock), into the field, turn right and walk along to a stile, cross over and turn left. Follow the lower fence until the field, cross over the fence, turn right and walk across this field to the river bank.