Hampton Court bridge

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Fisherman1947
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Hampton Court bridge

Post by Fisherman1947 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:55 pm

Can you fish the towpath at Hampton Court bridge. I was looking on street view and nobody was fishing there .
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Re: Hampton Court bridge

Post by Firebird » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:24 pm

Don't know for sure but the chances are there will be No Fishing signs on a towpath frequented by the public, as there is downstream at Kingston. I've seen anglers on the north bank towards Kingston though. Probably have to go and take a look.

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Re: Hampton Court bridge

Post by Olly » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:01 pm

~The left bank from Hampton Court Bridge downstream to Kingston Bridge belongs (or belonged) to the Crown Estate. No rod licence was required for some years as the Crown did not accept the new legislation, so all year round fishing took place for a couple of year until the Crown Estate fell in line!

The opposite bank from Surbiton to the confluence with the river Hogsmill only seemed to allow fishing in certain parts and is clearly marked as such - well it was yesterday as I walked it to have lunch in Kingston-upon-Thames!

There is an open park space on the right bank near Hampton Court Railway Station at the confluence of the river Mole which has been a barbel/carp hotspot since the 1960's! Whether angling is still allowed I am not sure.

A visit to the TAC website could help.

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Re: Hampton Court bridge

Post by Troydog » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:04 pm

The River Mole !! - how many hundreds of hours I spent there between ages 8 to 20. Betchworth and Brockham we fished those 50 years ago but I know that it is a different world down there now. That's why I live in Herefordshire.....

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