Top silverfish action

Lake John Fishery in Waltham Abbey, Essex has a choice of two lakes and is regraded by many to be one of the best silverfish venues in region. As you arrive at the Epping Forest location you will have a choice of two lakes at the fishery:

Top Lake – the largest of the two at 2.5 acres, this is stocked with a wide range of species. There are some carp in here too, and you’d be surprised that they run into to the 40s!

Bottom Lake – a smaller match style lake that is 14m wide, so everyone should have some far side feature to fish to.

There is a cafe on site during the summer that serves a selection of hot and cold snacks up until lunchtime at weekends. Lake John Fishery is a popular venue with the matchmen, so check in advance if there is a booking to avoid your plans being changed upon arrival!

Main Species at Lake John Fishery

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Rudd

Rules and Restrictions

  • No Litter
  • Don’t throw bait in at the end of your session
  • Use the provided toilets
  • Fishing must be done from the proper pegs
  • No braid hooklengths
  • No boilies
  • No Bolt rigs
  • Barbless hooks must be used
  • No nuts
  • No paste
  • No fixed rigs
  • No bait boats
  • All landing nets must be dry before being used
  • Two rods maximum on the lakes
  • All fish must be put back into the water

Day Tickets, Membership and Prices

The fishing at Lake John Fishery is charged at the following rates:

Day ticket – Two rods: £10
Day ticket – One rod: £8

Morning (until 2pm) or Evening (from 2pm)
Two rods: £8
One rod: £6

Two rods: £8
One rod: £6

Find out more information

Address: 2 The Nightingales, Aimes Green, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2BJ.

Sat Nav Postcode: EN9 2BJ

Lake John Fishery Location Map