Churchwood Fisheries
Brentwood, Essex. Two small but lovely looking lakes in the garden of Brentwood Angling boss Bill Dunthorne, Jenkins Lake is about 1 acre and Churchwood is a little over two acres, both lakes contain carp to the upper 20's and Jenkins has a good head of Catfish.... No night fishing and barbless hooks only on these lakes and the tickets cost about 15 for two rods, all bookings are in advance and a map with directions is issued when you book... For more info call Brentwood Angling on 01277 200985.

Cobblers Mead Lake
A five acre pit in Corringham, Essex well stocked with carp to nearly thirty pounds,  if you get it right you will catch many carp in a day! Day tickets cost around 6 per also there is a yearly night ticket available at about 40. Tel: 01268 683946 - phone number given may need updating so if anyone has any info on this let know please.

Claverhambury Carp Lakes
Situated in Galley Hill, Waltham Abbey this fishery consists if two lakes - The Top Lake is well stocked with double figure carp to over 20lb, The Match Lake contains a large stock of mostly small carp the run to over 20lb so is a good match pleasure venue. Day tickets are available on the bank. For more information and contact details see their website -

Crowsheath Fishery
Conveniently located between the A127 and A12 in Essex. of most interest to carp anglers is  8 acre main lake which contains many carp to just over the 30lb and large catfish to over 70lb,   The fishery also boasts well stocked match and pleasure lakes,  the fishery was opened in 1999 and all fish are English fish and were stocked at the time of opening. Both day ticket and club membership tickets are available. For more info Tel: 01268-711511 or visit their informative web site -

Gloucester Park
7 acre park lake in Gloucester Park, Basilson, Essex with depths of up to 16 feet and a central island, a good stock of carp to well over 20lb and a very good stock of most other species. Day tickets on the bank at 6 for two rods for adults and 1 per rod for under 12's, for the disabled & OAP's the cost is 2/3 also night and season tickets available. Tel: 01268 282317.

Hainault Park Lake
A five or six acre lake well stocked with carp with possibly a few thirties present! Day ticket & syndicate water Tel: 0181 5218534

Highams Park Lake
A five acre lake with some carp up to mid twenties, it can be very difficult in the summer mainly due to the mass of weed which sometime grows on this lake but good fishing is possible here!  Day ticket water with no night fishing Tel: 0181 521 8534

Lake John
Lake John is a bit misleading because this fishery has two lakes, these are perhaps more noted for the great tench fishing but contain carp to just over 30lb. There's no night fishing on this fishery and tickets cost around 10 for two rods from 6am till dusk. There's also a nice cafe on sight which does a full breakfast. Tel: 0795 8938753.

Mill Barn
Great Wakering, near Southend consists of 4 lakes and a stretch of canal, all species are present and the carp go up to around the mid-twenties. A quiet fishery away from the general public with plenty of swims, a variety of lakes, species and a choice of membership and day ticket waters. .. for more information on the individual lake sand on ticket prices call Graham on : 01702 216170 or 07721 053728.

Nazeing Meads
3 large pits and one small pit all of which hold carp to just over 30lb!
 Season tickets are about 60 Tel: 01992 717711

Oak Lodge
A 3 acre lake in Rayleigh, Essex, this lake contains fantastic stocks with a good head of carp including 20's, 30's and carp close to 50lb the lake also has catfish of over 100lb so make sure you tackle up STRONG. Tickets are 20 for a 12 hour day or a 12 hour night, you might think this is expensive but just consider the fish this small lake holds for more info tel:
01268 545600.

Raphael Park Lake
A seven acre lake in Romford, carp go to about 28lb, day tickets 4 season tickets also available for 25 Tel: 01708 521721.

Slough House Lake
A five acre horseshoe shaped lake in China Lane, Bulphan, Essex. A very well stocked lake this containing carp to around the mid-twenties and also some catfish at least one of which is over 40lb. This lake can get very busy as there is a swim around every 3 meters and the lake is invariably full at the weekends so not for the serious carper this venue but more for those after a bit of sport. Day tickets are 10 per day for two rods. For more info call Richard Banbury on 01268 520144 or 07808 730088.

Top Lake - Birds Green Fisheries
A small well maintained and peaceful one and half acre fishery near Ongar, boasting good facilities and a large head of carp that are mostly doubles but do go to over 30lb, this lake is ideal for anyone wanting a bend in their rods whilst fishing nice surroundings, a rare thing now days. Facilities include toilets, on-site food & drinks, good parking and more besides. Day tickets are just 7 but you can also join the club which enables you to night fish as well, this costs around 25 per year. For more details call Phil on 01277 899645.

Wake Valley Pond
A very nice forest lake situated in Epping Forest off the A104, the lake has plenty of features including rushes, weed beds, overhanging trees and varying depths up to 12ft, carp go to over 20lb and the lake also contains some smaller wildies. Day tickets can be bought on the bank at about 4 for adults and about 2 for Juniors, for more info tel: 020 8508 2266.


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