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The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.
The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to fish on an impressive amount of water throughout England and Wales (for just £20).
A 12 Cuton Lakes
Former gravel pits now extensively redeveloped to a high standard. 4 lakes including 2 specimen lakes. The lakes are:
Specimen 1, 6.5 acres up to 10ft deep stocked with carp15 to 30lb with the record fish at 40.
Specimen 2 is smaller at 4.5 acres with carp in the 10 to 17lb range with a few 20s and 1 over 30. There are also bream to mid teens, tench to low teens, and perch
Island and Woodland Pond with carp, silvers, bream, to 10lbs, tench and perch. There are several pegs suitable for disabled anglers
Google Map 51.728539, 0.517693 Post Code CM2 6NX
A 2 acre lake with stainless steel platforms stocked with tench, roach, rudd big bream,crucian and carp (ghost, mirror, ) to 30lbs+.
The fishery has good access for disabled abglers especially with those steel platforms. Toilets on site.
Call 01277 372112 or 07887728195
Google Map Post Code RM4 1HL
2 lakes Top and Bottom holding roach, bream, perch, rudd, chub, gudgeon and a variety of carp.
Top at 2.5 acres has big carp with one scaling in at 46lbs 4ozs. There are also bream, tench, rudd, roach.
Bottom is a smaller match fishery, mixed coarse.
There are 5 swims for disabled anglers.
There are concessions available.
For bookings call 0795 8938152
Google Map Reference 51.706109 0.018835 Post Code EN9 2BJ
Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Park have a lot of fishing avaiable at 15 location too many to be detailed here but they include fisheries with 40lb plus carp, pike in the 20s, bream to the upper teens, plus roach rudd, tench eels chub.
In addition they have a scheme offering a special permit for disabled anglers providing specially designed platforms at 7 fisheries and facilities at Banjo Lake and Stock Pit.
You can access this information by going to Lee Valley regional Park Fishing
Call 01992 892 291
Timberland Fishing Lake
The fishery is located near Harlow and consists of 5 lakes 2 of which are acessible to disabed anglers. The lakes are:
Rose with 20 pegs, a mixed fishery.
Mystery, 7 pegs with carp to doubles. (disabled access, parking next to the peg)
Baggers is a 37 peg match venue. (disabled access, parking next to the peg)
Horseshoe is a 37 peg lake with the biggest fish.
Willow is an 18 peg fishery.
The lakes hold a mixture of bream, tench, perch, roach, rudd, barbel, crucians and carp to 27lbs.
Call 01279 454528 or 07796 792974
Google Map 51.765728, 0.058810 Post Code CM19 5UA
Near Maldon consisting of 3 lakes ranging from 1 acre to 17 acres stocked with rainbows, browns and salmon, including some big fish (best fish over 19lbs), day and season tickets, bank and boat fishing with good disabled access.
Home Water is the biggest at 17 acres, stocked with rainbow, browns and blues averaging 2lb 10ozs, 4 boats plus a wheelie boat. Rook Hall is 7 acres with two boats stocked the same as Home Water. Catch and release all year.
Priory is designed for beginners at 1 acre, heavily stocked with fish of 1 to 1.5lbs to make it possible for beginners to have a real chance of catching.
For bookings call 07702 244440
Google Map Reference 51.741772, 0.718816
Near Chelmsford just 30 miles from London, a 600 acre reservoir fishery up to 55ft deep. Renowned for its policy of stocking with big fish with double figure fish taken frequentlly.
In 2018 the best fish was 11lb 5ozs (and pike to 15lbs). They stocked with 52,000 fish between March and November.
Fishing is from bank or boat fly, spinning, bait. There are 38 boats for hire and 2 boats for disabled anglers.
Tickets prices are good with a generous catch limit of 8 fish. There is a C & R option and under 18s can fish free with an adult ticket holder up to the limit of 8 fish. Concession are available.
Hanningfeild offers a layalty scheme where the 8th visit is free, call 0845 1550236 for a card.
There is a lodge, tackle shop and shop on site. Call 01268 712180 for enquiries.
Google Map 51.650633, 0.509171 Post Code CM3 8HX