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 are a mixture of linears, leathers, heavily plated mirrors etc. In addition to carp, you can find Crucian Carp, Pike, double figure Bream and plenty of silver fish.
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.
Bovington 1 is approximately 3 acres in size and has 32 pegs. There are 7 or 8 swims that are suitable for double bivvies
No designated disabled swim or disabled facilities.
The access gate is to be locked at all times after entry or exit.
This water has recently 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