Thames Young Mariners

Thames Young Mariners, Ham

Riverside Drive, Richmond, TW10 7RX

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General description

Thames Young Mariners is situated in Ham, Richmond. It is a sizeable lake that is directly connected to the Thames with the only thing separating the two being the lock gates. The lake’s main function is as an outdoor activity center. There are various different forms of water craft that are practised on the lake, usually involving children so our access to this venue is very strict and also limited. We are provided with a set of days we are allowed to fish at the beginning of the month which is communicated via our website. Usually most nights are open for fishing with the day times being limited.

The lake is naturally stocked by the Thames. It is a bit of a mystery box water. You can expect to catch anything from Carp, Flounders, Mullet, Trout, Zander, Grass Carp, Pike, Perch, Bream. If it swims, it is probably in there! Carp have recently been out at 28.5lb but have passed the 30lb mark in the past. Near record Zander of 17lb. There are also some very large Bream present also.

This venue is strictly members only and non fishing guest passes are not valid on this water. It is a gated complex which requires a code for access which is given when you book.

Click to read Thames Young Mariners specific rules

Known Species

The lake is naturally stocked by the Thames. It is a bit of a mystery box water. You can expect to catch anything from Carp, Flounders, Mullet, Trout, Zander, Grass Carp, Pike, Perch, Bream. If it swims, it is probably in there! Carp have recently been out at 28.5lb but have passed the 30lb mark in the past. Near record Zander of 17lb. There are also some very large Bream present also.

  • Bream
  • Brown Trout
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Common Carp
  • Dace
  • Eel
  • Grayling
  • Mirror
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Zander
Access & Parking:

There is free parking for BMAPS members on the grassy area to the right as you enter through the gates. You will need to display your BMAPS parking permit which will be issued to you. Please park responsibly.

Injured a Swan?

Contact the Swan Sanctuary

IF YOU NEED TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY CALL 01932 240790 (+44 1932 240790 FOR INTERNATIONAL CALLERS)

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE SICK OR INJURED SWAN TO HAND FOR US TO PASS ON TO OUR RESCUERS