We fish Rowes Flashe Lake at Winkworth Arboretum a beautiful National Trust water of some 5 acres, set in an eye-catching valley above Godalming and close to the village of Hascombe. Our season starts on April 1st and continues through to the end of October. The first stocking of trout is in mid March, with triploid rainbows and browns ranging from 2 lbs to 4lbs. Further fish are stocked regularly during the season and when they become available larger fish up to 7lbs will go in to test your angling skills. Parking is available in the Lower Car Park by special arrangement with the National Trust and a key is provided for entry via the locked gate.
Fishing is by boat only, so no problems on the back cast! There are two boats available, a two man boat and a one man boat, both of which are very stable platforms to fish from. Life jackets are available in the boathouse and must be worn whilst on the water. The bag limit is four fish in seven days, so that gives you 30 visits or more a season, at a reasonable price of just over ten pounds per visit. The bag limit may be increased after the first month and members will be advised when they book in to fish.
Fishing is by fly only, with no hook above number 8 long shank to be used. Application to fish must be made in advance by telephone to Mrs. T. K. Richardson on 01483 423635, between the hours of 2 pm to 6 pm, but for no more than one half day session at a time. (From dawn to 1 pm and from 1 pm to dusk). All members will be issued with a key to the boathouse and fish returns must be made at the boathouse in the returns book, this includes nil returns.
After the first calendar month of the season, members may take a guest on to the water, not more than twice in seven days, at a cost of £15.00 per session. The bag limit for the guest is one brace per session. (All guests must be booked in and paying guests paid for by arrangement with Mrs. Richardson).
The subscriptions for non-members of the Godalming Angling Society are £325 a season plus an initial entry fee of £20. For existing members of the Society the subscription is £290 a season with no entry fee. Half rod membership (bag limit four fish in fourteen days) for £195 is only available to members of Godalming Angling Society.
Membership can be obtained by downloading the application form here and returning it along with a cheque made out to Winkworth Flyfishers (No cash please) to:-
M Richardson, 87 Summers Road, Farncombe, Godalming Surrey GU7 3BE
On receipt of your application you will be sent directions to the fishery, a membership card containing the rules of the Flyfishers and a key to the lower boathouse. The lower part of the boathouse is for members only with the upper floor being open to the general public.