We have developed this site over the past nearly 50 years, especially after buying the freehold in the 1980’s. Since then we have excavated a swamp area into another lake, and suffered the occasional flooding into the lakes of the adjacent River Blackwater. The lake perimeters are flat and firm with a short incline down from car park.
No. Of Lakes: 2
No. Of Swims:_Both lake’s 50+
Average depth: 4ft to 24ft
Maximum no. of rods: 2
Club Freehold property: Y
Fishery Officer (F.O.): Geoff Latham
F.O. phone no: 07745454758
Fishery description: The club has had fished this complex of two lakes, and over a mile of River fishing, for close on 50 years. Turning this old gravel pit and swamp into one of the finest fisheries in the county. Although containing a good head of Carp to 28lb this fishery is known for it’s good all round fishing and both lakes contain good sized Roach Rudd & Perch. The introduction of Tench into the small lake and relocation of the Pike & Carp to the Big lake is showing good results. Both lakes hold Bream with the best around 6 lb and 40 lb bags are common place.Straits Mill holds the only Pike match at the end of the year, in aid of charity, this is a friendly get together of a number of the Pike anglers that fish Straits regularly come along.
Access: Secure car park at the end of a drive from the main gates off of Convent lane from the car park the paths slope down to the lakes then the walk is fairly level, we have grass paths all around the lakes and river these are always being maintained and repaired most of the back swim have handrails down to the swim.
Venue specific info: Bailiff’s visit every day at varying times so you can expect to have your club card and Licence inspected, please have them with you as if not you will be asked to leave. We have Work parties most Mondays contact a Bailiff or just turn up, you do what you can.
Fish Stocks: max size
Bream: 6lb oz
Carp: 28lb oz
Roach: 1lb 12oz
Rudd: 1 lb 15_oz
Perch: 3lb oz
Pike: 24lb oz
Tench: 5lb oz
Eel 6 lb
Flush Toilet separate male & female brick built flush toilets
Drinking Water Y
Fully Fenced with car park Y
Dogs allowed: well behaved and clear up after
Night Fishing: N
Photos courtesy of Geoff Latham.
Sunday 18 November 2018 at Colemans
Sunday 25 November 2018 at River Chelmer
Sunday 2 December 2018 at Thoby Wood
Wednesday 5 December 2018 at Hicks Farm
Sunday 9 December 2018 at Straits Mill River