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- Crow Green Fishery -

Fishing Hut

Location in South East:
Crow Green Farm, Days Lane, Pilgrims Hatch, Essex, England, CM15 9SL

Tel: 01277 375172 E-Mail:

Day Tickets:Day fishing with two rods costs £7.00 [£3 per additional rod]. Night Fishing [must be booked in advance] with two rods costs £10 [£3 per additional rod]. Day and night fishing costs £15. Fishery opens at 06:00 and night fishing times are after 17:00hrs and leave before 08:00hrs.

Ample car parking spaces, toilet and shower facilities, hot and cold drink and snack vending, variety of baits available from a vending machine.

Best Baits:
Boilies, meat, maggots, casters, corn.

Getting There: Exit the M25 or A12 at Junction 28. Enter roundabout and take the Brook Street exit to Brentwood. At the traffic lights first left onto Wigley Bush Lane. Turn first right onto Weald Park way. Turn right onto Weald Road. Turn first left onto Sandpit Lane which becomes Crow Green Road. Continue down Crow Green Road, the road bends to the left, until you get to a fork. Bear right into Days Lane. The entrance to Fishery is 300 yds on the left.

Crow Green Fishery - Main LakeCrow Green Fishery - Match LakeCrow Green Fishery - Lilly Lake
- Three of Crow Green Fishery's lakes -
Thanks to Jason and John at Crow Green Fishery for allowing Fish South East to use these pictures.

Crow Green Fishery was born out of approx 16 acres of grazing land, just a field full of grass and no trees. In 1990 the land was purchased by the current owners, Jason & Karen Jopson. Jason a keen fisherman dreamed of having his very own fishing lake so that he could spend time fishing whenever he pleased.

This coarse fishing venue consists of 5 lakes:
Main Lake. Well stocked with all the carp family up to a weight of 30lb. It also boasts large catfish, bream, roach, Pike and also has something unusual, Sturgeon.
Match Lake. This lake is well stocked with Rudd, Roach, Perch, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel and of course the carp family. Used for pleasure fishing and open to bookings for club matches.
Lilly Lake. A mixed stock of fish in this lake including large eels.
Car Park Pond Lake. Well stocked with bream and the odd carp and sturgeon. This is a popular fishing spot with families and beginners, itís almost a bite a throw.
Syndicate Lake. Contains Carp to 40lb, catfish to 30lb, some very large Pike and Koi, all of which can be seen cruising around the lake on a warm summers day.

No barbed hooks, no boiled nuts, no dogs and no keepnets. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, all litter must be disposed of in the bins provide and you must have a valid rod licence.

Reader feedback:
Went to Crow Green Fishery today for the first time with my Grandson. We had a great days fishing, caught plenty of fish, Mirrors, Common, Fantail Carp and the surprise pack, a Koi!!!. People were very helpful, site was nice and clean, shame about the rain but you cant have everything. We will definitely be back.

Thank You Crow Green for a fantastic day out. I cannot recommend this Fishery highly enough for a good day out.
John McNally - May 2007

Reader feedback:
Recently visited Crow Green for the second time. Great days fishing with plenty of bream (biggest 5lb10oz) and several carp (biggest 14lb 8oz) also several wild goldfish up to 3lb 4oz. However I was somewhat saddened to see so much discarded line and end tackle - I filled a carrier bag myself just with line and also several hooks which could have easily been picked up by the anglers who left it lying there. This sort of thing just gets us all a bad name and is spoiling what is otherwise a top class and very well maintained venue.
Simon Hurst - Nov 2007

Reader feedback:
Some nice fishing lakes at Crow Green - my husband caught some nice fish there! Very quiet place and lots of different size fish in all lakes! Would recommend it to anyone. Only thing I do have a complaint ABOUT though is the toilets they were disgusting dirty smelly no light and no sign of a sink to wash your hands! The only reason I used it is because I was desperate to go being pregnant and all but I honestly would not use them unless you really needed to go! For £10 what they charge and the amount of people that use it then at least sort the toilets out but other then that a nice place to fish!
Kelly - June 2008

Reader feedback:
Been to Crow Green Fishery 5 times and caught about 20 fish. Brilliant fishery and it is almost a bite a throw. Had about 30 bites in less than an hour. Maggots has to be the best bait. One problem is the toilets which are dirty, smelly and has no sink. I couldn't recommend this place enough although I think the best lake is Car Park Pond Lake
Mike - Nov 2008

Reader feedback:
I am a very regular fisherman at Crow Green, and have caught some unbelievable fish. In one day last year in November, I caught a catfish of 55lb and 45lb in the main lake as well as some large carp. Car Park Lake produces some great fish. I have had a few 20lb and a stunning 19lb ghost carp. Always produces fish and large ones at that. Worth a crack. Don't be put off with blanking it will produce you a great fish in the end as it always does.
James - Dec 2008

Reader feedback:
I visited the Crow Green Fishery for the first time yesterday. Fished the car park lake. We arrived at 7.30am and by 8.15am I had pulled out an 18lb Sturgeon! Didn't catch for the rest of the day but plenty of bites. Great place - will definitely return soon!
John Crowhurst - May 2009

Reader feedback:
Pleasantly waking up on a beautiful summers morning excited about catching TONK fish at Crow Green Fishery where many reviews said plenty of catfish and carp averaging 17lb - "Exciting stuff". However to my surprise I was unable to catch a single fish all day, not even a nibble! Was it my bait? Was it my TEKKERZ? I don't know. Basically it was boring and not as well stocked as many reviews describe. The banking of the lake is also quite poor as there is a good 2ft drop in some places to the water edge. There are many other fisheries within a 30min drive that are much more worth the £10, especially as I drove 40min to get there! Disappointed by the day and would probably not visit again...
Mitchell Holder - June 2010

Reader feedback:
I fished this water recently to target the catfish and was very dissapointed. The place was very small, the lakes looked, felt and are man-made. It felt like fishing in someone's back garden. I caught nothing and by mid morning I had had enough and left. It was very obvious that the lovely big lake accross the way (the one they don't let you fish unless you join the syndicate) is where many of the fish you'll see in pictures are caught from - not the day ticket part of it all. I felt just a wee bit misled. I wouldn't recommended it unless you're a pleasure angler after a days fishing for 'bits n pieces'. 2/10 on a good day I'm afraid.
Mark Phillips- August 2010

Reader feedback:
Went to Crow Green for a 24hr session and had a great time. Had one 16lb carp a 26lb common and to top it off had a 38lb 8oz sturgon - great time was had .. only bad point was the toilets, but hey who cares when the fishing is this good.
James Ryan- April 2011

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