Location in South East:
Ingatestone Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England.
* £10 summer [6am - 7.30pm]
* £9 winter [6.30am - 6pm]
Toilets, disabled access.
meat, corn, maggots, bread, boilies, pellets
From the A414 Ongar Road, turn left into Loves Green. Bear right into Ingatestone Road towards High Woods and the fishery entrance is after the timber yard.
Entire Farm is a superb coarse fishery in Essex. This well established venue is a superbly stocked carp water with specimens in the main 45 peg lake well into double figures. As well as carp, tench, bream, roach and chub are all present. The main lake is fairly open with shallow margins and the odd reed bed and trough.
The 15 peg small lake holds mostly carp with the odd Koi. This lake has more features than the main lake with a small island the main feature.
Best tactics include double maggot, meat or corn on the feeder, pole or waggler. Floating bread scores well in summer with boilies and pellets accounting for many large carp. Loose feed little and often
Entire Farm is available for club match bookings so it can get quite busy at weekends.
* NEW: no floating baits allowed because of the vast amount of ducks and geese.
* no cat food
* no cereal groundbait
* no carp over 3lb in keepnets except matches
* barbless hooks only
Reader Feedback - March 2015:
Fished Entire Farm 4 times now in the last month and caught carp up to 7lbs. Obviously winter has a say in the catch amount but still good fun! I've a couple of probs with this place ! Firstly the absolute disgusting single portaloo. For a whole fishing lake to share this is terrible, if u need to do a number two then ur in trouble ! My wife used to fish here with me but refuses now due to the state of this toilet! My other prob happened on Sunday 15th March 2015. I rang the day before to find out if there were matches on and was told there was but they have taken all the swims on the opposite bank to the car park ! So when I got there at 7am I got set up and fishing and catching fish, when the bailiff told me I had to move as there was a match yet I was told the day before I could fish here ! I had to move to the swims by the bottom car pk and believe me every time I've been to Arrans I never see guys catching much out of those swims and I caught 4 carp in 5 hours. Great place to bag up and £10 not a bad place ! It's constantly busy and surely could do more for the facilities !
Reader Feedback - Feb 2014:
Great fishery, best catch rate ever. Can't quite agree with a previous comment about too many rules. Quite the opposite, all the rules are common sense rules. Keep the good work up Entire. I will be coming back again in 2014 when it warms up a bit.
Reader Feedback - August 2012:
Fished Entire Farm with my 3 boys on Friday 24th August and just wanted to say what a great little fishery it is. Had heard good reports from my uncle so thought we'd give it a go. All the boys had plenty of carp to around 7 pound with loads of roach and I believe a Rudd. I myself took lots of carp, nothing under 3lb going to 11.5lb. The two bailiffs that came round were very helpful and friendly and the place was clean and tidy and well looked after. Will be visiting again.
Reader Feedback - April 2011:
Having not fished for around 20 years, when asked by a colleague to come and have ago, I jumped at the chance. (and I'm hooked again). An absolute awesome day. Never known a day like it. We had close to 15 carp, each ranging from 6lb to 15lb, a golden tench, a normal tench and a zillion rudd, roach and gudgeon. Great fun.
As for the rules - I think they're perfectly acceptable and they had no detrimental effect what so ever on the day. Can't wait to get back there.
Reader Feedback - November 2009:
Fished for the first time at the weekend and cannot agree with there being too many rules. Far less than many places.
The place is full of fish and most in good condition for a commercial. Range from pasties to decent doubles. Also seems to be some decent rudd but it's the carp we came for.
Even in winter we had a number of ton up weights.
For what it charges, £10, this is fantastic fishing. Just wish the toilets were more than a grubby portaloo.
Reader Feedback - June 2009:
Just a quick note about the previous review posted about Entire Farm, Highwood, Essex. On arrival you are met by boards with rules written on them ... board one: No alcohol, Board two: No floater fishing, Board three: No fishing after 1830 hours. So before making a journey to this lake (use the word lake loosely, actually quite a small couple of ponds, be aware of the above and the overly strict rules which seem to rule out enjoyment. I went from here to Birds Green and had a superb time, with floaters, alcohol and until dusk:) Cheers and tight lines.
Reader Feedback - July 2006:
Anyone going to Entire farm, take chum mixers and bait bands as this venue has carp off the top. You will get at least 200lb off the top. If its hot and you're after carp then just take chum mixers - it's all you need for a very, very great day. Fred the bailiff will tell you the same! Have a great day out ...
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