Peper Harow Park Fly Fishers

The Club was founded in 1947 and has been active ever since. It is situated on the Oxenford Farm property near Elstead on the B3001, about five miles from Guildford. Membership is limited up to forty five. The club has two lakes, which were originally the carp ponds of the monks who founded Waverley Abbey in 1265, and one and a quarter miles of mainly double-bank fishing on the River Wey. The lakes are stocked with rainbows while the river is mainly browns. We have a fly only policy.

Club Rules

Junior Members


We also have approximately one and a quarter miles of mainly double-bank fishing on the River Wey. This is the section below Somerset Bridge, flowing through the peaceful and beautiful Peper Harow Park estate where the main part of the river fishing lies. It is fly only and the dry fly is part of the sport.

There is a reasonably good Mayfly hatch along with other olives,  and sedge form part of the usual diet. Brown trout, between 1½ lbs and 2.0 lbs, are stocked and there is a small and growing population of wild browns. We are working with the EA to try and create a self-sustaining stock by improving the habitat.

There is a catch and release policy on the river. All wild browns to be released. All rainbows landed from the ponds must be kept. No dogs are allowed due to cattle.

The Club is informal and totally unstuffy. Three work parties are held each year where members spend a morning carrying out maintenance works to the lakes and river under the guidance of the Club’s Maintenance Manager.

There are no limits on the hours fished and there is a limit of four fish per day or six per week. The Club is affiliated to several game fishing and conservation organisations and members are encouraged to fully participate in their activities

Joining the club

If anyone is interested in joining the Club or finding out more about it please contact

Hon Secretary: William Dyke


Phone: 07984 462 991

We have recently joined the “Riverfly Partnership” and will be regularly sampling the invertebrates in the River Wey to monitor the health of the river. Our results will be submitted to the Partnership, alongside other Clubs, to provide a broad picture of how the river is performing.

“2017 was my 1st season at the club and I really enjoyed the challenging river fishing, delightful, peaceful and fabulous environment to fish in.” Roger A.

“Being so close and convenient to home makes it easy for me to get out for an hour or two. Those show-pony rainbows make themselves easy to find but those river browns have got the better of me for now. Don’t worry, I’ll be back!!!” Adrian T.

“Thirty years ago I found it impossible to believe that such a sanctuary existed within an hour and a half from William Cobbett’s Great Wen. That is as true today as when I first joined the club.” Charles S.

“I never thought I would find a fly fishing club in such wonderful location and only 4 miles from home. Perfect”. Richard S.

Peper Harow Park Fly Fishing Club