Carp Fishing Essex
Fishing in South Essex
There are some great fishing lakes in South Essex, where you can catch a variety of different fish - Carp being the most dominant.
Slough House - Situated off the A128 in Bulphan. This is a great lake if you want to catch. It has carp to 30lb and Catfish to 70lb. One of the only lakes in south essex that holds big catfish. On an average day you would expect to pull out between 2-6 carp; sometimes more or less, give or take.
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.
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.
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 38lb 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.
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.
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, and some pretty big catfish as well.
Harwood Hall Fishery. Situated in Upminster. This is a good lake especially for the float / pole fisherman. A day ticket here is just £4 for 1 rod. There is a good head of roach, perch and bream, but also plenty of carp. The carp go up to early 20's. A Quiet lake in the week, and very peaceful.
South Weald Country Park in Brentwood. A beautiful country park that holds 2 lakes. One is the home to some very nice old english carp and large pike. A little walk from the car park, so best to take a fishing trolley or be prepared to make 2 trips. Also, as it is a country park you will get people feeding the ducks and walking the dogs, but still another peaceful venue well worth fishing.
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