ALL WATERS ARE - OPEN Next Match - Brookhall Sunday 24th October 2021 Next Work Party - Prestons Sunday 14th November 2021 Latest News - Pike Fishing Brakes 2021/2

Welcome to the best places to fish in Essex

Membership for 2021/2 is now closed. (although we are still accepting membership from those under 10, contact the membership secretary direct) 

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

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.

Lakes Open Closed
Bovington 1

OPEN

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

Bovington 2

OPEN

Home to double figure Tench and 40lb Carp. Recent stocking of VS Fisheries Carp.

Brookhall Lake

OPEN

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

Inworth Grange Lake 1

OPEN

4 acre lake with Carp caught to 43lb. Large Pike, Perch and Crucians present.

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.

Rectory Pool

OPEN

Mature 3 acre lake, Carp caught to 24b but stocking of many mid 20's carp made in 2018

Snake Pit

OPEN

Renowned lake that can reward the specimen hunter.

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

Rivers Open Closed
Chelmer & Blackwater
Navigation Canal
OPEN

Over 12 miles of the best river and canal fishing in the area.

River Stour - Henny
Street
OPEN

1 mile stretch of River Stour

River Stour - Nayland to
Langham
OPEN

Excellent river stretch to explore

WORK PARTIES & MATCH DATES

Next Work Party: Prestons Sunday 14th November 2021

Next Match: Brookhall Sunday 24th October 2021

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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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Prestons Lake

Layer Pit

Layer Pit

Snake Pit

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