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Bovington 1

Hatfield Peveral

This is a water that can be cruel and kind on the same day to an angler. Tricky would be the right word for the carp that live in the lake. The lake contains a decent stock of Carp to around mid-thirties and as with Bovington 2, there’s a great variation in the stock.  During the February of 2018 a small stocking of VS Fisheries Carp were added to the water these fish were between 8 & 22lb and in November 2020, five C5 Carp and four C4 weighing between 10lb and 18lb were stocked. All fish stocked are a mixture of linears, leathers, heavily plated mirrors.

In addition to carp, you can find Crucian Carp, Pike, double figure Bream and plenty of silver fish.

Note Some restrictions are in place due to guidance from Angling Trust based on Government advice - see Restrictions on page  

Opening Times

All Year without a close season, subject to change at any time.


The toilet is located in the car park for Bovington 2. It remains there throughout the year and is regularly cleaned by a contracted company.

Following Coronavirius lockdown, toilet reopened 12th June, see news item. If you need to use the toilet we expect you to wipe any surfaces that are to be touched prior to, and after using the facility.

Water Size

Bovington 1 is approximately 3 acres in size and has 32 pegs. There are 7 or 8 swims that are suitable for double bivvies

Disabled Details

No designated disabled swim or disabled facilities.


NOTE: Additional restrictions are in place at present due to Coronavirus - See NEWS ITEM Jan 7th 
To ensure that we are abiding by the lockdown 3 rules our waters from 8th Jan 2021 will initially only be open from 6am till 6pm. This relates to entering and leaving our waters and not fishing times. 

The access gate is to be locked at all times after entry or exit.

Members should ensure they are familar with the rules of the club in the handbook you recieved when joining. The rulebook can also be found on this website. But to highlight some for this water. 
Members are permitted to use a maximum of two rods in the Summer
months April - October. Three Rods can be used Nov - March
The use of all Nuts as hookbaits or loose feed is banned on all Society waters

This water has seen the installation of an otter fence by Embryo Angling Habitats at great expense to the club. It is essential that the access gate is closed and locked at all times. Any member found to be leaving the gate open will face an immediate lifetime ban from the club.


From Colchester take the A12 towards London, leaving at the Hatfield Peverel exit. Shortly after-wards turn left towards Maldon ( B1019 ). Follow this road for about 900m before turning left into a minor road ( Wickham Bishop Road ). Entrance to the fishery is through a gate about 200m down this road. The first lake on the left is Bovington 1, drive past this lake down the track to the No.2 lake

Approximate postcode CM3 2JL