DESCRIPTION. This commercial fishery boast four excellent lakes. Ash Lake has carp to 14 lb, tench to 8 lb 8 oz plus a few roach and rudd. Willow has carp that may nudge 20 lb and average 6–10 lb, tench to 8 lb plus a few roach and rudd. Wagtail is the specimen biased lake, with carp to 31 lb 8 oz, bream to 14 lb, barbel and tench to 9 lb 4 oz, golden orfe to 6 lb, roach and rudd topping 3 lb and crucian carp to 2 lb 8 oz. Horseshoe has carp to 20 lb, bream to 6 lb, perch to 4 lb 3 oz, tench to 3 lb 8 oz and roach and rudd to 1 lb 8 oz.
TACTICS. On Wagtail, leger hair-rigged large pellets, boilies or corn for the larger carp. Bream to feeder or pole tactics with pellet hook baits. Excellent roach to hemp and tares. On the other lakes, mixed catches, including carp, fall to float fished soft pellet, bits of meat, corn, chopped worm, or paste – they all work! As the colder weather comes around, maggots or pellets are the top baits here.
GOOD SWIMS. Just ask for the ‘on form’ areas.
TICKETS. £9 one rod; £3 for an extra rod; OAPs, registered disabled and under-16s £6. No night fishing. Disabled access. Barbless hooks only. No keepnets. Toilets. Food available. Enquiries: 07961 803289. Thames byelaws. Open all year except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
LOCAL TACKLE SHOP. On site, RM14 1TS. Tel: 07961 803289.
LOCATION. From J28 of the M25, take the Brentwood turn-off. At the first set of traffic lights turn right, by the Nag’s Head pub. Follow this road (Nags Head Lane) and after one mile the fishery is on your right.
SAT NAV. RM14 1TS.
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