River Wey Woodside Farm
OS Map Reference: SU 921 439
Postcode: GU8 6NQ
Water Type: River
Designation: General River
Head Bailiff: Bruce Kerby
Deputy Bailiff: Rob Holloway
Local Police: 101
Mainly Chub to 4lb
Barbel to 12lb+
Grayling, Roach, Dace, Perch, Pike and Trout
A small river where mobility is the key to success, particularly where chub are concerned. There is two thirds of a mile, fishing at Woodside Farm. These are seldom busy stretches of the Wey
Travelling light and adopting a roving approach may pay dividends on this small river. Chub, Roach, Dace, Grayling, Perch, Pike, Trout and the odd Carp and Barbel to 10lb+ are present.
The spacious, secure car park enables easy access to the river itself without gates or stiles, but the banks are more uneven compared to those of the Somerset Bridge section.
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.
Catch Report - 21st January 2012
Numerous Perch to 3lb on maggot and worm. 5 small Chub to about a 1lb, plus Dace, Trout and one Pike of 5lb 8oz, also taken on maggot ! Two Bullheads also put in an appearance. unusual but nice to see - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report - 10th November 2011
All sections of the river have been very quiet owing to low water levels, and floating weed rafts, making fishing difficult. Anglers have been waiting for the rain to colour the water and flush the summer silt away. Last weeks rain has improved conditions and, the river is nicely coloured. - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report - 16th June to 31st August 2011
River Wey Elstead all three stretches. are being fished very lightly, trodden down swims but no anglers on the bank. Spoke to an angler who told me that he had caught some decent Perch from Woodside Farm. Perch are coming out in ever increasing numbers, and are growing at a good rate thanks to the Minnow population - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report Week Beginning 27th June 2011
Last week produced Grayling, Dace and Chub to maggot, Chub to 3lb 8oz on luncheon meat, numerous small Chub and Perch to legered worm: largest Perch about 2 lb. The river has a good flow and the colour is just right. More news next week - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
Catch Report 30th December 2010
Now that the weather is back to normal, fishing should improve. Check out the gallery for some of this sections hidden treasures. Not long now before the season ends, so get down and give it a go down the river - Andy Darch - Head Bailiff.
Catch Report to December 2010
The season has not been bad this year, with a few good Barbel & Chub having been out this last few months. Hopefully the weather will settle down a bit and the rest of the season may fish as well. I would like to add that the river has been stocked with Barbel & Chub in the last few months by the Environment Agency. There will also be a new car park for 2011 season so look at your new handbook and in the newsletter. New signs will be put in place. Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year to all FAS members - Andy Darch - Head Bailiff.
Catch Report to November 2010
The rivers at the moment have recovered some of there Autumn water levels after recent rain. Dace and Roach are showing in small numbers New anglers are fishing the Elstead stretches and targeting Grayling, as they have never caught this species before, as these stretches are the only waters around here that contain them. A few Chub are showing. Woodside Farm has shown a few good Barbel and Chub. See the gallery. - Tony Jeatt, Head Bailiff
The new season is here and the weather looking good, so get your rod`s out. It would be great to see you all down on the bank, cheers Andy Darch - Head Bailiff. PS Take care at the entrance of the farm, where a building project is in progress so please drive slowly.
With June 16th just around the corner, be prepared for a great seasons river fishing and hope that the weather is on our side this season. I welcome all newcomers, so if you are up for a day down the river, give Woodside Farm a go. See you on the bank, Andy Darch - Head Bailiff. ps - Please don`t forget to take your litter home, thanks.
September has been rather slow and not many members have fished the section. There has been a lot of weed this year and a few fallen trees. Small dace to about 6-7oz and Chub to 4lb are being caught worth a few Trout as well. No reports of Barbel to date, but hopefully the autumn and winter will be better for the Pike. (AD)
Farnham Angling Society Record
|No Records Caught From This Venue Yet!|
- Members can fish about 1000 metres of bank. The top and bottom of the fishery will be denoted by FAS signs on the banks.
- Remember that Barbel must not be retained in keepnets (see Bye-law 4.j page 9).
- Night fishing is permitted, but consideration must be shown to the residents of the farm and noise must be kept to a minimum.
- Members can fly fish from 1st April to the 14th March inclusive.
The eighteen month old fish were delivered from the Environment Agency’s Calverton fish farm near to Nottingham. The fish, which were counted into oxygenated transport tanks, are part of a consignment of 15,000 juvenile fish which have been stocked at different locations in Thames Region this autumn.
Just off Broomfield, Elstead, Surrey
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From Farnham, follow the B3001 into Elstead. Turn left into Broomfield, continue to the T-junction and turn right into Upper Ham Lane, then immediate left onto the track that leads to Woodside Farm. Proceed at a slow speed through the farm, the car park is to the left of the stables and is signposted.
Please do not park in front of the fuel tanks. Anglers must give way to vehicles using the farm and ensure that they keep noise to a minimum when accessing or leaving the fishery, especially before 7:00am and after 7:00pm.
From the car park proceed along the track turning right then left around the paddock to the river, the stretch is approximately 1000m. The top and bottom of the fishery will be denoted by FAS signs on the banks.