Good Winter Carp Fishing Venues in Essex

Where in Essex is good for catching Carp in the winter??

Slough House - Situated off the A128 in Bulphan. This is a great lake if you want to catch during summer months. It has carp to 30lb and Catfish to 70lb. One of the only lakes in south essex that holds big catfish. On an average summer day you would expect to pull out between 2-6 carp; sometimes more or less, give or take... During the winter it can be hard but i have still seen fish being caught... Definately worth a go and the chances are you will have the lake to yourself.

Tylers Common - Situated off the A127 in Upminster. There are 3 lakes to choose from. All hold carp of different sizes. Carp going above 25lb. The bottom lake is the easiest for a catch and the left hand lake produces the big fish. However the bottom lake still holds carp up to 20llb. I have found it very difficult to catch here in the winter.

Puddledock Fisheries - Situation in Upminster. This fishery has 4 lakes. There is a Specimen lake with carp going up to 30lb. On my first time fishing this lake i had a 17lb mirror. There is the road lake which produces lots and lots of all types of fish. The carp are smaller but if you enjoy float or pole fishing it is an excellent lake to fish. The back lake on the left is just carp - smaller than the specimen lake but still some good fish in there and is the quieter of the lakes. The right hand lake is called the snake lake. I am not too sure what fish are in there as i have never fished it but it is beautiful to look at and often see people float fishing on there. This lake still produces fish in the winter. It is still slower like all other lakes, but it is a place where all the lakes still fish reasonably well.... you are still in with a good chance of catching!

The Warren, situation in Standford le Hope. This is a fishery that produces some really big carp. I think the current record is around the 37lb mark, but it has a really good head of 20's and some 30's also. There is 3 lakes. Main lake, Square lake and the match lake. The biggies are in the main lake but the square lake also holds a good head of carp going up to 30lb. The match lake is full of tench roach bream etc, also of good sizes. This lake is hard at the best of times because it holds huge fish and it is a huge lake. Therefore it doesn't become any easier in the winter, but more towards late autumn and early spring i know this place fishes ok.

The Chase - Dagenham, 2 lakes i believe - Top and bottom lake... I haven't personally fished this one so i can't say too much about it, but i believe the fish in here also go up to 30lb.

Gloucester Park Situated in Basildon - This lake has carp up to 30lb. Nice lake with a very good head of carp. Good for putting a bend in the rod with a chance of catching some of the bigger ones also. You can also night fish this lake, but it can get pretty busy even in the night. Prices are good on the day/night ticket. Fish can be caught here in the winter, due to the numbers of carp in here, well worth a go and cheap fishing, so not too much to pay out if you haven't caught anything!

Chigboro lakes Situation in Maldon, more towards North Essex is another lake that can be night fished. Again lots of carp and also some catfish in this lake - Carp going to around the 30lb mark, but not sure how big the cats go. Another difficult one come winter but you do have a chance. Cats are best fished for at nights.

At the top of the page i have added some useful links, which have other lakes i have not yet had the priveledge to fish, and also some great websites worth visiting.


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