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Essex Fishing Venues

Churchgate Lakes

Contact Tel: 01245 921555
Email: fishing@churchgate-lakes.com
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Specific details

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Species Present Carp, Crucian Carp, Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perhc, Eel
Venue Facilities Tackle Shop & Café, Car Park for each lake, outdoor shower block, kitchenette and luxury toilets in the shop/café, good access for disabled anglers.
Best Baits Maggot, caster, lob worm, cheese paste, cat food, live baits
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Nestled in the beautiful Essex countryside, the Churchgate Lakes complex offers everything the modern carp angler has come to expect.

Churchgate Lakes
offers some of the finest fishing in the county. Set amongst a stunning 20 acre estate, the fishery comprises three lakes, each stocked with large fish and a diverse range of species. The complex boasts an impressive anglers lodge with superb views over the surrounding countryside. Offering the ideal location to socialise and catch up on the latest captures, the lodge also has a bar and hot and cold food. The site is totally secure and is protected by CCTV. The fishery also runs a full season of open matches, which are open to all. The draw takes place at 08:30.

Details of the three lakes at Churchgate are as follows:

Bottom Lake: Ideal for the smaller clubs, this lake consists of 26 strong, level platforms that take some beating for space and comfort. The lake holds a large head of big bream with nets regularly exceeding 120lbs last summer. The resident carp run to over 20lbs with crucians, tench, roach, rudd, perch, skimmers and ide all running to specimen weights.

Top Lake: A 5-acre water bisected by two large islands, Top Lake is the newest addition at Churchgate. This is a perfect water for the general coarse angler. Until recently, the lake has only been lightly fished and has been producing huge bags for the lucky few. The majority of swims have platforms and this is the ideal choice for holding group and club matches. This lake holds over 500 double figure carp, huge shoals of bream to 10lb as well as tench and roach.

Middle Lake: The dedicated specimen lake with fishing available to members only. 12 purpose bivvy swims are available. The current stock of fish are thriving and the average weight of the resident carp is 16lb with plenty of 20lb+ fish. Multiple catches are common with many night anglers landing five 20lb fish in a night. Catfish to 40lb are also present in Middle Lake. Always on the move looking for an easy meal, suspended live baits on a summers evening are sure to get you a take or two. This lake also holds roach, rudd, tench, perch and skimmers.


Churchgate Fishing Lakes, Rectory Lane, Rettendon Place, Battlesbridge, SS11 7QR

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