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8 September 2019 - Dodds Farm

I ished from 10.30-2.00 at Dodds farm , low lake. Caught two fish , one common carp 14.71b 2nd fish a mirror carp 211b.


31 August 2019 - Dodds Farm

 The battery went on scales it Read about 25lb then switched off

Nick Evans

20 August 2019 - Dodds Farm

Brilliant day on Tuesday 20th August, Sun shining and plenty of fish. 8 fish caught 1 lost. All ranged from 14lb-22lb, 2 fish being 19lb and a 21lb but the biggest being 22lb 

17 August 2019 - River Wid

Following rain some fishing was had at the river Wid Skegs Farm.  Roach small dace perch and these two good chub fell to red maggots and lob worm. 
Peter Yates fishery officer

15 August 2019 - Fishers Green

Had this 12 lb 3 oz Barbel. The fish was in superb condition and caught free-lining spam under an overhanging tree hence size 4 tied direct to 10 lb bs Big Game mono for  “hook and hold.” 
Mike Beiley

10 August 2019 - Dodds Farm

5 fish caught and 2 lost biggest this 24lb 7oz common  

5 August 2019 - Dodds Farm

23lb 4oz!! Looks like the fish Jamie from the website had out - identical scale patterns

Nick Evans

3 August 2019 - Bicknacre

26lb 3oz

Kevin Saunders

14 July 2019 - Dodds Farm

16.2 mirror, Dodds farm 
Craig Hinks 

11 July 2019 - Hicks Farm

10lb 11oz Mirror Carp caught at Hicks Farm yesterday with single 6mm pellet on the surface.

10 July 2019 - Parsonage Farm

Just a couple of pictures of the superbly conditioned Tench caught on the 10th July 2019 at Parsonage Farm Lake.

John Nightingale

8 July 2019 - Thoby Wood

Nick Mitchell, 3 good sized Bream, caught at Thoby Wood on Monday about 12 inch below the surface and with pellet

29 June 2019 - Junior Match at Dodds Farm on the 29.6.19

16 June 2019 - Shalford Road Ponds

Catches from Junior and mixed pairs matches

16 June 2019 - River Wid

The 2019 river season started on Sunday June 16th. Many thanks to the members who turned out for the river Wid work party - especially Peter and Mike (the machete) who, even though they did not fish, still worked hard clearing bank side vegetation. By the afternoon we had a dozen fishable swims. 
Despite rain showers and low clear water levels red maggots and worms scored with chub dace and roach being caught in the deeper/darker swims. I hope to see more members bank side soon and ask that you submit any catch returns/information etc as it will benefit all.
Peter Yates fishery officer

22 February 2019 - Fishers Green

Here’s a photo of a new PB Barbel from Fishers Green today - 14lb 1 oz, caught on the float long trotting , spam hook bait.

30 December 2018 - Bicknacre Jackletts Farm

 A lovely 27lb common carp out of jackets fishery  again and it is a beauty I used a spinner rig and I was in the corner of the lake right at the back, cast tpwards the broken tree using a variety of bait and a vanilla chocolate pop-up

26 October 2018 - Dodds Farm

A great afternoon at Dodds Farm Ingatestone, Mr Blue Richardson, age 12 caught a 22lb, 16.5lb & 18lb mirror carp. Pleased as punch is an understatement!!

15 October 2018 - Dodds Farm

Great catch young Mikey Richardson 9 years old - first days fishing at Dodds Farm, Ingatestone 14lb mirror carp on a float with maggots. Very proud young man!! 

3 October 2018 - A 20lb Carp caught at Straits Mill. Jessica Rumbelow

8 September 2018 - Thoby Wood

21.7lb common caught at Thoby Wood in lovely condition.
Kevin Saunders

18 August 2018 - Ladies and Junior Match catches

5lb Tench caught by Layla Mortimer at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18

 6lb 2oz Tench caught by Jasmine Wilkinson at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18

 4lb 5oz Bream caught by Hannah Dakin at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18

 6lb 7oz Tench was a Personal Best Tench for Kathy Chisnall caught at Thoby Wood at Mixed Pairs Match on 18.8.18

16 June 2018 - River Wid Writtle 16/17th June 2018

The open season/weekend on the river Wid saw a few new members trying this delightful stretch of water.  Although river levels were low – following weeks with no rain – everyone managed to find a suitable swim. Big thanks to my bailiff Barry for his efforts scything nettles and cutting weeds.  Red maggot scored but if the minnows got too much a switch to bigger baits worm, luncheon meat or sweetcorn proved productive.

Dace, chub, roach and perch are the prevalent species, for bigger fish try the deeper darker pools.   

Fishery Officer Peter Yates

15 June 2018 - Asheldham

 This was caught today from Asheldham. A lovely 16.4lb common Carp. Unfortunately no one else here to get a photo of me holding it.  I also landed another fish at 11.7lb. 
Robert Carrington

18 May 2018 - Dodds Farm

Mid May 2nd year member personal best after 45 years angling  15:2 mirror, Dodds farm lower lake last cast of day after blanking all day. Lesson learned be patient!!

1 May 2018 - First fish of the season from Straits Mill

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1 May 2018 - Jackletts Farm

Hi my name is jack Coles,  I am a  carp fisherman and my latest trip on the 1st of May I went to  Jackletts fishing lake and I got a 27  pound common carp.

I fished in the car park swim next to the reeds and fished a bout 4 rod length out and I used a bottom bait with a tip off on a helicopter rig




Wednesday 16 October 2019 at Thoby Wood

Sunday 27 October 2019 at Thoby Wood

Wednesday 23 October 2019 at Hicks Farm

Saturday 2 November 2019 at Straits mill

Sunday 3 November 2019 at Maldon