ORDINARY: A person between 18 and State Retirement Age.

SENIOR CITIZEN: A person of State Retirement Age.

DISABLED: A person in receipt of a disability benefit. Send a copy of the CURRENT letter from the Benefits Agency.

Blue parking badges are NOT accepted as evidence.

INTERMEDIATE: A person aged 15, 16 or 17 on 1st April 2022.

ADDITIONS TO THE ABOVE: ( Must fish in the same swim as senior member above with ONE rod only)

JUNIOR: Between the ages of five and fourteen inclusive.

ASSOCIATE: Spouse or partner ONLY of a full member above who wishes to enter Club waters and fish occasionally.

NON-FISHING: A person wishing to enter Club waters, but with no right to fish. (Separate form and photo required)

DATE OF BIRTH: Required for all members. Omission WILL delay your application.


CLOSE SEASON: (Stillwaters) April only, to allow us to work on our waters (fishing available to work party attendees during April).

GATES: All gates have key operated padlocks, a key will be provided free to new members.

WEBSITE: This is used to give information to prospective members, and also to existing members with recent catch

reports, plus photos, and any important news about our waters, match results, lost and found, etc.

HELPLINE: 0844 335 3978 For information and enquiries 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (calls cost 5p/minute plus your network access charge).

MATCHES: Match Championship. Retired and Disabled. Ladies. Juniors. Mixed Pairs. Charity Carp and Pike matches.


CLUB WATERS (KEY) T Toilets on site N Night fishing allowed as part of the basic membership cost.

K Keepnets allowed B Barbless hooks only.


SOUTHMINSTER: T N B A freehold complex of nine lakes. Carp to 20lbs, tench to 6lbs, bream to 8lbs, roach, rudd, perch, gudgeon.


BRAINTREE: T B A freehold site with two lakes. Carp to 28lbs, tench to 8lbs, bream to 8lbs, pike to 24lbs, perch, roach, rudd, eels.


ASHELDHAM: T N B A freehold lake with numerous bays. Carp to 20lbs, eels to 8lbs, roach, rudd, perch, tench.


MOUNTNESSING: T B Four lakes over two locations. Carp to 28lbs, tench to 7lbs, bream to 6lbs, roach, rudd, perch.


INGATESTONE: T B Three lakes over two locations. Carp to over 30lbs, tench to 8lbs, bream to 8lbs, roach, rudd, perch, pike.


BICKNACRE: T N B 6-acre lake. Carp to over 30lbs, bream to 8lbs, perch to 3lbs, rudd & roach to 2lbs


LITTLE EASTON (RECTORY PONDS): T B Two connected ponds containing carp to 20lbs, roach to 2lbs, bream and crucians.


HIGH EASTER: T B Agricultural reservoir. Tench to 5lbs, roach, bream, perch, rudd, and crucians.


WRITTLE: T B 1.5-acre lake. Carp to 25lbs, pike to 20lbs, tench, brown goldfish, roach, perch, rudd.


WEST HANNINGFIELD: T B 1.5 acre lake. Carp to 20lbs, roach, gudgeon.


SHALFORD: T B Two small ponds, & two agricultural reservoirs nearby. Carp to 15lbs, tench, roach, rudd, chub & perch.


THE FOLLOWING ARE ONLY OPEN TO NEW (2022) MEMBERS FROM 6.a.m. to 9 p.m (minimum limits on landing nets & cradles):


CRAYS HILL (BARLEYLANDS): T B Agricultural reservoir. Carp to over 40lbs, roach, tench, bream.


LITTLE EASTON (LAUNDRY LAKE): T B A three-acre lake containing carp to over 35lbs.

A very limited number of night passes on these two waters will be available to new members in their second year of membership.



RIVER PANT, SHALFORD: K 1 mile with 3 access points. Chub to 4lbs, roach, dace, brown trout.


RIVER BLACKWATER, BRAINTREE: T K Skirting our lakes (above). Chub to 4lbs, roach, dace, perch, carp, pike.


RIVER RODING, STANFORD RIVERS: K 1.5 miles with 3 access points. Chub to 6lbs, roach to 2lbs, dace, perch, pike.


RIVER WID, WRITTLE: K A mile stretch with a weirpool. Chub to 5lbs, roach to 2lbs, bream to 4lbs, pike, dace, carp, tench, eels.


RIVER STOUR, HENNY STREET: K N -mile with a weirpool. Chub to 6lbs, pike to 22lbs, bream to 10lbs, roach, perch, tench.


CHELMER & BLACKWATER NAVIGATION: K N 14 miles available from Chelmsford to Heybridge Basin. Details on our website.


APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP Print off the on-line form from our website We require one passport-size photo, with


your name written on the reverse if posting, for your photocard. A Non-Fishing member must send in a separate form and photograph.


FASTRACK MEMBERSHIP: Pay by INTERNET BANKING only. No cheques will be accepted from new members in 2022.