Where to Fish - England - Game - Essex

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Chigboro Fishery

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

Checked 08/10/18

Dairymeade Farm Fishery

A day ticket fishery near Tiltywith 3 lakes, a carp lake, match lake and a trout fy fishing lake.

The trout lake hols rainbows and brown trout (brownies C & R only). Permits are all catch and release but if you choose to take a fish you pay per fish on top.

Call 07923 578680

Google Map 51.917420, 0.306854 Post Code CM6 2EH

Checked 13/01/19


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

Checked 12/01/19

Norton Fishery

Norton Fishery near Stapleford Tawney has a 5 acre trout lake and a fish farm. The lake has 22 casting platforms and is stocked with fish from 2lbs upwards.

There is a tackle shop on site which also sells snacks, a bar and toilets with facilities for disabled.

There are number of permit option including taking out membership which gives a good discount or buy a book of 5 tickets and get one free.

Call 01708 688525 or 07534961415

Google Map 51.662841, 0.154243 Post Code RM14 1ST

Checked 13/01/19

Thornwood Trout Fishery

On Carpenters Arms Lane, Thornwood, Epping the fishery spring fed stocked with brown, rainbows, blues and tigers up to 18lbs with some growing or to over 20lbs. There are also some golden rudd to 4lbs which come to the fly.

The lakes are; Three Springs, Haverings and The Stalking Pools, prices vary for each lake.

There is a lodge where you can get a free cuppa and a tackle shop.

Phone 07588 669255 for further information and bookings.

Google Map Reference 51.720558, 0.124841 Post Code CM16 6LR

Checked 12/01/19