River Wey Somerset Bridge

Elstead, Surrey

OS Map Reference: SU 922 439
Postcode: GU8 6LD
Water Type: River
Designation: General River
Contacts: Head Bailiff: Mr. Tony Jeat
Deputy Bailiff: Mr. N Hammick
Local Police: 101
Stock: 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 a mile of river on the Somerset Bridge section. These are seldom busy stretches of the Wey

A mobile style of fishing is suggested for this small river. Chub are the predominant species and average from 2lb to over 4lb Pike up to 20lb, Dace Roach, Perch, Grayling, Trout and the odd Carp and Barbel are present. Carp to 18lb and Roach to 2lb 8oz present. Weed can be a problem in the summer months.

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.

Record Fish

Farnham Angling Society Record

Species lbs:ozs:drms kilo.grms Date Captor
No Records Caught From This Venue Yet!

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Local Bye-Laws

  • Members can fish the river upstream from
    the weir on the right hand bank for approximately one mile
  • Remember that Barbel must not be retained in keepnets (see Bye-law
  • All dogs are banned from this venue except guide dogs.
  • No night fishing, no camping and no fires of any kind.
  • Members are entitled to fly-fish on this section from 1st April to 30th
    September inclusive, but please note that we do not stock this section with
  • Clay pigeon shooting takes place a short distance from the other bank on the
    3rd Sunday of each month between 10.00am and 12.30pm.
  • Members can fly fish from 1st April to the 14th March inclusive for any species.


Shackleford Road, Pepper Harrow, Elstead, Surrey

Directions & Parking

Follow the B3001 from Farnham through Elstead. Turn left at the road signposted Pepper Harrow and Shackleford. The river passes beneath the road at Somerset Bridge

Park in the lay-by on the left hand side before the bridge or over the bridge on the right hand side. Please do not block the entrance gate to the field or the gate into the farm.

Proceed over the style by the bridge. The river may be fished upstream from the weir on the right hand bank for approximately one mile. Entrance to the second field is over the gate or the gap in the fence.