Thames fishing at Richmond
This stretch of river runs from just downstream of Teddington Lock, and then along the Surrey bank to Richmond Bridge, and contains two islands.
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The first tidal reach of the Thames below Teddington Lock, this is a long stretch of bank that starts alongside Ham Lands Nature Reserve, runs past the famous Eel Pie Island and continues past the north edge of the National Trust’s Ham House. There is a ferry across the river at this point. The towpath continues east past River Lane and into Petersham Gardens where the local authority permits angling from the towpath. Be aware that cattle sometimes graze in these meadows. This is opposite Glover’s Island.
The towpath on this stretch is largely remote from roads. Parking can be found near Teddington Lock in Riverside Drive, or side roads like Locksmeade Road. There is a car park by the Thames at Ham House which is free 24/7 and holds 80 spaces. The river can also be accessed at River Lane.
There are swims spread along the bank on this stretch, but are only fish-able while the tide is reasonably high. One tactic used here is to arrive towards high tide and manually bait up your spots while the tide is coming in, then set up in the swim and fish over the applied baits.
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Depends on the spot you fish.
If fishing the vicinity of Teddington Lock: Ham Brewery Tap, 4-6, Ham St Ham Common, TW10 7HT
If fishing around Petersham Meadows: Fox & Duck, 194 Petersham Rd, TW10 7AD
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