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- Lake John Fishery -

Fishing Hut

Location in South East:
Galley Hill, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, EN9 2BL.

For bookings contact Karen on 07958 938152, for enquiries contact Colin on 07958 938153

Day Tickets:
- day tickets cost 8 for one rod, 14 for two rods
- half day tickets cost 5 and 7
- OAP's and registered disabled 5 and 7
- fishing one hour before dawn to dusk only.

5 disabled swims, toilets, car parking and a cafe which is open Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 3pm during the summer months, and limited times during the winter. Limited bait and tackle available.

Best Baits:
Chopped worm and caster, pellet on the pole, maggot on the feeder, pellet on the waggler, sweetcorn.

Getting There: From M25 Junction 26 take Honey Lane towards Waltham abbey, turn right at roundabout by Green Man pub, to the end by paternoster sports center turn left at T junction then Turn left again then take first right into Galley Hill after 1 mile Lake John is sign posted on the left.

Lake John Fishery comprises two coarse fishing lakes, both are well stocked with fish including carp, roach, bream, perch, rudd, chubblets and gudgeon.

Top Lake [42 pegs] - holds common carp and mirror carp [to 30lb], tench [to over 8lb], bream [to 8lb], golden tench [to over 6lb], perch [to nearly 4lb], roach and crucians [to over 2lb] and rudd [to 1lb 8oz]. Try legering hair-rigged 14mm pellets or floating crust /dog biscuits for carp. Standard feeder tactics work well for bream and tench using pellets, meat or corn as hookbait. For mixed catches, waggler fish soft pellets over loose feed. Best pegs are left and right bank opposite the island.

Bottom Lake [24 pegs] - carp [to 13lb], bream and tench [to 2lb], perch [to 1lb 8oz], roach and rudd [to 1lb], chub and crucians. Try float fished soft pellet, corn or meat over pellet feed.

All nets must be dipped in the trays before fishing. One rod only on the bottom lake, two rods maximum on the top lake.

Carp fishing rules - no night fishing, no boilies, bolt rigs, barbed hooks, nuts, paste, fixed method feeders or bait boats. Un-hooking mats must be used at all times.
Match fishing rules - No blood worm or joker, no pellet except in open matches, no balling of ground bait, no fixed feeders or method feeder and no barbed hooks.

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