Fishing the Thames at Molesey

Location

This stretch of river runs from just downstream of Sunbury Lock along to Molesey Lock in north Surrey. Here the river is punctuated by a series of islands that in several sections reduce the width of the available river: Sunbury Court Island, Grand Junction Island, Platt’s Eyot (the largest), Garrick’s Ait, Tagg’s Island, and Ash Island which is just before Molesey Lock.


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Description

A long stretch of the Thames offering river fishing in Molesey. Fishing is free, and there are numerous swims along several strips of bankside that can be accessed from a variety of points.

The upstream section is accessible only via the towpath and is remote from parking areas. The downstream half of the section is readily accessible via Hurst Park which is accessed on the west end via Ferry Road and in the middle by Sadlers Ride.

Ferry Road and adjacent streets have ample free parking, and there is free parking along Sadlers Ride and at its end point in the park. Note that the car parks in the park itself are within the no fishing zone.

Details

OWNER / CLUBNone
Details of owner / club
Website of owner / club
TICKETFree fishing
SEASONStandard coarse
ROD LIMIT
BAITBOATS ALLOWED
BOATS ALLOWED
DOGS
NIGHT FISHING
HOOKS (usage rules)
KEEPNETS
SIZE

Species available in this venue

SPECIES PRESENT TOP WEIGHT
CARPYES
PIKE
CATFISH
TENCH
BREAMYES7lb
BARBEL
CHUBYES8lb
TROUT
GRAYLING
RUDD
DACE
ROACHYES
PERCHYES
CRUCIANS
EELS
GOLDEN ORFE
GEN. COARSE FISHYES

the no fishing zone in Hurst ParkHemp for the roach works. For chub try close to the boats on the far bank, and try a leger 3/4 the way across, back-leaded against the current which is not too heavy in the summer. The bream run in shoals, so if you can get on them you may be in for a big bag.

The carp are more likely to be caught in the downstream section, but a part of this – 400 metres downstream of the ferry in Hurst Park – is closed to fishing as it is part of a new conservation area.

River fishing tackle: BROWSE NOW

Pike fishing tackle: BROWSE NOW
Hurst Park Ferry

Nearest pub

Depends on the bit of river you fish. There are no pubs along the A3050 Hurst Road.

If fishing the upstream stretch -Royal Oak, 317 Walton Rd, KT8 2QG

If fishing the Hurst Park area – The Lord Hotham, 360 Walton Rd, KT8 2JE

If fishing the downstream stretch – The Prince of Wales, 23 Bridge Rd, KT8 9EU

Molesey area page

Surrey River Thames page

Surrey fishing page

See town/village/area pages for weather report, nearest supermarkets and tackle shops.