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13 March 2021 - R Wid

Finished off the river season on a blustery Saturday 13th March 2021 fishing through squally showers and hail with gusts of wind blowing my brolly inside-out The shoal of minnows were ravenous for my maggots but on persevering some bigger fish eventually turned up with this 1lb+ river roach making it all worth while.

Peter Yates – Fishery Officer

5 December 2020 - Straits Mill

Marley Darch caught this 1lb 12oz Perch on the large lake at Straits Mill  with a Maggot feeder and red Maggots on the hook

20 November 2020 - Laundry Lake

Charlie Cox Braddick, equalling his PB with this 25lb Common 

7 November 2020 - Shalford Lakes

Marley Darch caught a 1lb Perch which was a PB for him.  It was caught on a Maggot feeder with 3 red maggots and a size 16 hook, caught at the top lake of Shalford Road Lakes 

24 October 2020 - Hicks Farm

Marley Darch, had a new Personal Best with an 11lb Carp at Hicks Farm.  This was caught with a 8mm pellet, short line with a size 14 hook on top three sections of his pole

24 October 2020 - Hicks Farm

Marley Darch – Personal best with a 11.1lb pike caught at Straits Mill, using Dead bait, Lamprey and on ledger

5 October 2020 - Dodds Farm

I set myself a personal target early this year to catch a 20+ carp from Dodds Farm, after having fished it many times catching a lot of lovely doubles I still hadn’t caught that 20 I was after and I knew they were in there! On Monday I had the whole top lake to myself and achieved my goal with this beautiful coloured common tipping the scales at 22lbs and not only beating my target but matching my PB too, absolutely made up!
Kind regards 

15 September 2020 - Windmill Field Lake

19 August 2020 - Dodds Farm

Another nice three Carp caught in heavy rain at Dodds Farm 19.8.20 by Nick Mitchell on a pellet Wagler

18 August 2020 - Thoby Wood

Tench caught by Nick Mitchell and Bream by Kathy Chisnall at Thoby Wood 18.8.20

17 August 2020 - Dodds Farm

These were caught by Nick Mitchell at Dodds Farm on the 17th August 2020 on a Pellet Waggler, The Carp caught by Kathy Chisnall was caught with a 6mm pellet on ‘Yank N Bank’ Pole

10 August 2020 - Hicks Farm

Just to show it was not a fluke I caught another tench 5” long on sweet corn at Hicks farm, the other tench was 7” long. Robin Rogers

6 August 2020 - Hicks Farm

Robin Rogers, caught a tench at Hicks Farm today, did not know there were tench in the lake

3 August 2020 - Dodds Farm

Caught this  before the rains on the lower lake!! 

Nick Evans

25 July 2020 - Dodds Farm

Nick Mitchell, 15lb 4oz caught on pellet wagler, 6lb line and 6mm pellet at Dodds Farm on 25th July 2020 hour after the Mixed Pairs and Junior matches had finished 

25 July 2020 - Dodds Farm

Harry Moore, 11lb 2oz carp caught during Junior Match at Dodds Farm on 25th July 2020

25 July 2020 - Dodds Farm

Jasmine Wilkinson, 4lb 2oz Tench, caught during Junior match at Dodds Farm 25th July 2020

22 July 2020 - Shalford Road Lakes

After seeing the great pictures and fish caught in the Junior Match on the 11th July I thought I would fish these 2 small lakes. Excellent fun on light tackle.

14 July 2020 - Parsonage Farm

Despite the drop in water level Parsonage Farm still delivers with 10 fine Tench to 4lbs. Not the biggest fish but great fun.  John Nightingale.

11 July 2020 - Shalford Road lakes

Junior Match

10 July 2020 - Fishers Green

Had my first fish of the season at Fishers Green yesterday - a cracking Barbel 13 lb 12 oz , on the float trotting under some willow trees in a swim about 7 ft deep. River was about a foot up after the recent rain and just about perfect with a bit of colour. Surprising few anglers .
Mike Beiley

27 June 2020 - Catch report

3sessions and 6 hours later with out a bite
18lb linear mirror
This is why we love angling

27 June 2020 - Long Lake

 18lb Fully Scaled Mirror

30 May 2020 - Laundry Lake

Charlie Cox Braddick 25lb on the nose common 

23 May 2020 - Laundry Lake


13 May 2020 - Bicknacre

Paul Barton caught this on Wednesday 13th

6 March 2020 - Jackletts Farm

After a few cold winter sessions blanking, I’m finally off the mark with this fully scaled stunner! 22lb on the nose, making it my first fish of the year and a new PB, absolutely made up!

8 February 2020 - Willow Mere

I had this 13lb Pike from Willow Mere.

Gareth Nicholson

8 September 2019 - Dodds Farm

I ished from 10.30-2.00 at Dodds farm , low lake. Caught two fish , one common carp 14.71b 2nd fish a mirror carp 211b.


31 August 2019 - Dodds Farm

 The battery went on scales it Read about 25lb then switched off

Nick Evans

20 August 2019 - Dodds Farm

Brilliant day on Tuesday 20th August, Sun shining and plenty of fish. 8 fish caught 1 lost. All ranged from 14lb-22lb, 2 fish being 19lb and a 21lb but the biggest being 22lb 

17 August 2019 - River Wid

Following rain some fishing was had at the river Wid Skegs Farm.  Roach small dace perch and these two good chub fell to red maggots and lob worm. 
Peter Yates fishery officer

15 August 2019 - Fishers Green

Had this 12 lb 3 oz Barbel. The fish was in superb condition and caught free-lining spam under an overhanging tree hence size 4 tied direct to 10 lb bs Big Game mono for  “hook and hold.” 
Mike Beiley

10 August 2019 - Dodds Farm

5 fish caught and 2 lost biggest this 24lb 7oz common  

5 August 2019 - Dodds Farm

23lb 4oz!! Looks like the fish Jamie from the website had out - identical scale patterns

Nick Evans

3 August 2019 - Bicknacre

26lb 3oz

Kevin Saunders

14 July 2019 - Dodds Farm

16.2 mirror, Dodds farm 
Craig Hinks 

11 July 2019 - Hicks Farm

10lb 11oz Mirror Carp caught at Hicks Farm yesterday with single 6mm pellet on the surface.

10 July 2019 - Parsonage Farm

Just a couple of pictures of the superbly conditioned Tench caught on the 10th July 2019 at Parsonage Farm Lake.

John Nightingale

8 July 2019 - Thoby Wood

Nick Mitchell, 3 good sized Bream, caught at Thoby Wood on Monday about 12 inch below the surface and with pellet

29 June 2019 - Junior Match at Dodds Farm on the 29.6.19

16 June 2019 - Shalford Road Ponds

Catches from Junior and mixed pairs matches

16 June 2019 - River Wid

The 2019 river season started on Sunday June 16th. Many thanks to the members who turned out for the river Wid work party - especially Peter and Mike (the machete) who, even though they did not fish, still worked hard clearing bank side vegetation. By the afternoon we had a dozen fishable swims. 
Despite rain showers and low clear water levels red maggots and worms scored with chub dace and roach being caught in the deeper/darker swims. I hope to see more members bank side soon and ask that you submit any catch returns/information etc as it will benefit all.
Peter Yates fishery officer

22 February 2019 - Fishers Green

Here’s a photo of a new PB Barbel from Fishers Green today - 14lb 1 oz, caught on the float long trotting , spam hook bait.

30 December 2018 - Bicknacre Jackletts Farm

 A lovely 27lb common carp out of jackets fishery  again and it is a beauty I used a spinner rig and I was in the corner of the lake right at the back, cast tpwards the broken tree using a variety of bait and a vanilla chocolate pop-up

26 October 2018 - Dodds Farm

A great afternoon at Dodds Farm Ingatestone, Mr Blue Richardson, age 12 caught a 22lb, 16.5lb & 18lb mirror carp. Pleased as punch is an understatement!!

15 October 2018 - Dodds Farm

Great catch young Mikey Richardson 9 years old - first days fishing at Dodds Farm, Ingatestone 14lb mirror carp on a float with maggots. Very proud young man!! 

3 October 2018 - A 20lb Carp caught at Straits Mill. Jessica Rumbelow

8 September 2018 - Thoby Wood

21.7lb common caught at Thoby Wood in lovely condition.
Kevin Saunders

18 August 2018 - Ladies and Junior Match catches

5lb Tench caught by Layla Mortimer at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18

 6lb 2oz Tench caught by Jasmine Wilkinson at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18

 4lb 5oz Bream caught by Hannah Dakin at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18

 6lb 7oz Tench was a Personal Best Tench for Kathy Chisnall caught at Thoby Wood at Mixed Pairs Match on 18.8.18

16 June 2018 - River Wid Writtle 16/17th June 2018

The open season/weekend on the river Wid saw a few new members trying this delightful stretch of water.  Although river levels were low – following weeks with no rain – everyone managed to find a suitable swim. Big thanks to my bailiff Barry for his efforts scything nettles and cutting weeds.  Red maggot scored but if the minnows got too much a switch to bigger baits worm, luncheon meat or sweetcorn proved productive.

Dace, chub, roach and perch are the prevalent species, for bigger fish try the deeper darker pools.   

Fishery Officer Peter Yates

15 June 2018 - Asheldham

 This was caught today from Asheldham. A lovely 16.4lb common Carp. Unfortunately no one else here to get a photo of me holding it.  I also landed another fish at 11.7lb. 
Robert Carrington

18 May 2018 - Dodds Farm

Mid May 2nd year member personal best after 45 years angling  15:2 mirror, Dodds farm lower lake last cast of day after blanking all day. Lesson learned be patient!!

1 May 2018 - First fish of the season from Straits Mill

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1 May 2018 - Jackletts Farm

Hi my name is jack Coles,  I am a  carp fisherman and my latest trip on the 1st of May I went to  Jackletts fishing lake and I got a 27  pound common carp.

I fished in the car park swim next to the reeds and fished a bout 4 rod length out and I used a bottom bait with a tip off on a helicopter rig

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Saturday 5 June 2021 at Parsonage Farm

Saturday 5 June 2021 at Parsonage Farm