Serving anglers in Essex for 60 years

Hicks Farm

 No. Of Swims: ­­­­­­­­­­­                        Twenty four

Average depth: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­                        Two to four feet

Maximum no. of  rods:            One

Fishery Officer (F.O.):            TBA

F.O. phone no:                      

Fishery description:

The lake is 1.5 acres. The nearest swims are a very short walk from the car park. This is a great fishery to take children as they will always catch fish of all sizes. Good sized carp can be caught in the margins particularly in the afternoons. Best baits are: Maggots, worms, sweet corn, luncheon meat, pellets, bread and boilies. Zero tolerance of litter, particularly cigarette ends, Please ensure you have closed and locked the gate after entry and when leaving.

Fish Stocks:  max size

Bream: 2lbs +, Carp: up to 20lbs, Gudgeon: 2oz, Roach: 1lb +, Rudd: 1lb +, Perch: 2lbs + Tench: 2lbs +

Chemical Toilet: M & F (shared)

Fully Fenced with car park

Dogs allowed:  Yes (must be kept under control at all times and on a lead)

Night Fishing: No

Fishery Rules

  1. No-one is allowed on the fishery before 6am, both car parks must be vacated before sunset
  2. No keep nets other than on official BDAC organised matches
  3. One Rod only
  4. Strictly barbless hooks only – maximum size ten
  5. All members must be in possession of and use an unhooking mat/carp cradle together with a suitably sized landing net
  6. If the lower car park is full (it has now been extended) please drop off tackle and park in the top car park. Absolutely no parking on the road between the two car parks.
  7. Environment Agency licence will be required to be shown to Fishery Officer and/or bailiff.
  8. Fishery closures – BDAC matches and private events – please see handbook for dates




Sunday 23 February 2020 at Hicks Farm

Sunday 1 March 2020 at Slough House

Sunday 1 March 2020 at Slough House

Sunday 15 March 2020 at Hicks Farm

Wednesday 18 March 2020 at Southminster