Prestons Lake

Bailiff:  Michael Clarke
Contact:  07792 708068
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Location Pebmarsh

Approximately 12 miles from Colchester, between White Colne and Pebmarsh, this is a stream fed secluded 19 acre lake with large stocks of most species. Due to the water quality and conditions all species of fish stocked in this have grown and bred extremely well. There is a good stock of Carp to over 30lb and a few Pike up to 30lb. The lake also features big Tench, Bream and Hybrids and offers comfortable fishing from flat banks, which are suitable for disabled anglers.

Plenty of silver fish are present in vast number, bream, roach and perch bags are more common that catching a carp, and at times the odd carp angler has been known to fish for these.

The top end of the lake is designated Nature Reserve, and is strictly out of bounds to all members. Any member found fishing in this area will receive an automatic expulsion from the club.

The Carp stocks include a batch of Mark Symonds bred carp, these rapid growers are expected to reach 20lb+ quickly.

Opening Times

Prestons Lake is open all year round with no close season.


There are two toilets located in the car park, they are normally present all year and are regularly cleaned by a contracted company.

Water Size

19 Acres of actual water with about 13 acres actually fishable, the rest being a nature reserve.

There is plenty of access right round the lake an all swims are pegged so that bivvies are welcome.

Disabled Details

No designated disabled swim or disabled Facilities.


From Colchester take the A604 towards Halstead. At White Colne turn sharply right at the triangular green ( road signed for Pebmarsh ). Follow for 2.5 miles and the lake is on the left down a track.

Approximate postcode CO9 2NP

Imposed Restrictions

Fishing from permanent pegs only.

Topmost end of the lake is out of bounds at all times.

No fishing from the dam wall, except in Society controlled matches.

Members are permitted to use up to three rods throughout the year.

Beware of the snags in the original stream bed.

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