Bovington 2 - CLOSED (Fish Spawning) Inworth Grange Lake 1 - CLOSED (Fish Spawning) Rectory Pool - CLOSED (High water level) Snake Pit - CLOSED (Fish Spawning) Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation Canal - CLOSED (Close Season ) River Stour - Henny Street - CLOSED (Close Season) River Stour - Nayland to Langham - CLOSED (Close Season) Next Match - Inworth 2 Thursday 23rd May 2024 Next Work Party - Mersea Sunday 2nd June 2024 Latest News - Bovington 2, Inworth 1 and Snake closed fish spawning

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Colchester Angling Preservation Society Ltd, or CAPS as we are known, have been providing angling in Essex since 1921.

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2024/5 IS NOW CLOSED!
On the 1st April 2024 at 07.30 we opened up the website for new members to join the club.
The demand was remarkable in the first 5 minutes the website processed 300 new member applications. The website, new membership area, closed at 07.50.
Any queries to [email protected].

CAPS aim is to provide more and varied fishing for the members through the improvement of existing fisheries and the acquisition of new waters. Providing CAPS members with a good and varied sport in pleasant surroundings at a reasonable cost. In respect of the first point we have an ongoing programme of improvements to all our waters to help facilitate this, from fish stocking to swim building and most recently, protecting some of our fisheries with the installation of Otter fencing. 

We have 15 Stillwaters with over 80 acres between them, plus in excess of 12 miles of the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal and access to a 5 mile stretch of the River Stour between Nayland and Langham and a 1 mile section of the River Stour at Henny. Our waters contain Carp to over 40lb, Tench to over 12lb, Chub over 6lb, along with a good head of Pike, Roach, Bream and other silver fish. Night fishing is allowed on most of our venues. So, if you are a Carp angler after a PB or a pleasure angler looking for a day out, we have a water that caters for you. All of our Stillwaters are open all year.

Fishing is an active, outdoors activity and you should be mindful of your safety at all times.

Lakes Open Closed
Bovington 1

OPEN

Carp stocked in 2009 and 2018, with Carp now present over 30lb

Bovington 2

CLOSED

Fish Spawning

Brookhall Lake

OPEN

Heavily stocked 4 acre lake with Carp, Bream, Tench, Rudd and Roach

Inworth Grange Lake 1

CLOSED

Fish Spawning

Inworth Grange Lake 2

OPEN

Our latest acquisition as part of Inworth complex.

Layer Pit

OPEN

An iconic venue and home to large head of quality Carp and Bream.

Lodge Farm

OPEN

Newly created lake in 2005 which has undertaken large stocking programme.

Olivers Lake

OPEN

Lake owned by CAPS. Excellent all round water ideal for the pleasure angler.

Prestons Lake

OPEN

Beautiful 19 acre lake in natural stream fed valley.

Snake Pit

CLOSED

Fish Spawning

Wellhouse Reservoirs

OPEN

2 reed lined reservoirs, one primarily stocked with Carp the other a more general fishery.

Brakes Long Pit

OPEN

Challenging Specimen Lake with chance of a large Carp

Brakes Round Pit

OPEN

Newly acquired specimen water

Rectory Pool

CLOSED

High water level

Rivers Open Closed
Chelmer & Blackwater
Navigation Canal
CLOSED

Close Season

River Stour - Henny
Street
CLOSED

Close Season

River Stour - Nayland to
Langham
CLOSED

Close Season

WORK PARTIES & MATCH DATES

Next Work Party: Mersea Sunday 2nd June 2024

Next Match: Inworth 2 Thursday 23rd May 2024

JOIN ONLINE

Online membership is not currently available!

NIGHT TICKET UPGRADE

Night ticket upgrade for CAPS members only. For more information and to apply CLICK HERE

SINGLE NIGHT TICKETS

Single night tickets for CAPS members only. For more information and to apply CLICK HERE

GUEST TICKETS

Available when accompanied by a member. CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.

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Lodge Farm

Brakes Round Pit

Prestons Lake

Prestons Lake

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