River Wey Dockenfield

Churt, Surrey

OS Map Reference: SU 841 401
Postcode: GU10 2QD
Water Type: River
Designation: General River
Contacts: Head Bailiff: Mr. Tony Jeatt
Local Police: 101
Stock: 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.)

Tackle and Tactics

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.

Farnham Angling Society Record

Record Fish

Species lbs:ozs:drms kilo.grms Date Captor
Gudgeon 00:02:08 0.071 September 2004 Steve Larkcum

Local Bye-Laws

  • 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
    September inclusive.
  • 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.

Location

Adjacent to Frensham Great Pond, Churt, Surrey

Directions & Parking

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.