the syndicate at coln st aldwyns

Fishery name: Coln at Coln St Aldwyns (syndicate)

Extent: 2.2 miles mixed double and single bank

Fish species: wild and stocked brown trout; grayling

Maximum number of rods: 1 rod Wednesday, Thursday or Friday

Season: April 1st until September 30th

Booking required? Yes

Guests: No

River level:!Map/Summary/953/971


Gate:                 w3w///

Car park:       w3w///commuting.stow.backed

Fishing notes:

The Coln St Aldwyns (syndicate) fishery is one of two stretches that Cotswold Flyfishers can access on the Williamstrip Estate. The club has the right for one rod to fish this private syndicate fishery on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. All visits must be booked in advance and members may only visit the fishery with a confirmed booking.

Limited grayling fishing will be permitted from 1st October to October 15th for which further information will be provided in September.

Fishery specific rules:

UPSTREAM DRY FLY ONLY until July 31st, thereafter imitative nymphs may also be used. Only a single fly with barbless hook is permitted. All wild brown trout and grayling must be carefully returned. A brace of stocked fish may be taken and fishing must cease after six brown trout have been caught.  Members should always fish upstream and keep well back from the fishing margin when walking downstream. You should not start fishing within 400 m of another fisher downstream of you, or within 100 m of another fisher upstream of you.  Wading is not permitted and no guests or dogs are allowed.

To access the water, take the turning off the Coln St Aldwyns to Quenington road next to the bridge, follow this drive for 150 m and then turn off left through a field gate. Follow a track along the field and park by the shepherd’s hut.

The fishing is split into two streams for the bottom half of the beat, with one branch either side of you as you stand at the shepherd’s hut. Fish up either branch until you reach the island. The top half of the beat (above the island) is mostly fished from the true right bank (looking downstream) and is the better water to fish. The very top 600 m is a half water shared with our Bibury Court fishing and it ends at a ditch which enters the river on the true right bank at the field boundary. There are two footbridges by which to cross the river, one on the island and one a little further upstream. This is locked by combination lock with code 4444.

Please note that you may fish the section of the mill stream between the Mill House and Coln St. Aldwyns (to be fished from the triangular paddock side only) but you may not fish the stretch of the river between the Boathouse and The Upper Mill (immediately downstream from the shepherd’s hut), nor use the footpath along the riverbank between those points.

Recommended tackle: 7’6” to 9’ rod, #3 to 5 line.