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Brakes Round Pit

Maldon Road, Birch, Colchester.

Brakes Round Pit was previously used as a stocking lake with 300 Carp stocked the majority in the 10 to 20lb range although bigger fish have been caught and much larger fish are rumoured to exist in the water. It is 43ft deep at its deepest point. 
A stocking of VS fish was made in 2021
The club have created 9  new  swims and have removed a large amount of snags that existed in the water, 

Opening Times

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


A new portable toilet has been added to this water in line with facilities that exist on most of our other waters. It is regularly cleaned by a contracted company. It can be found in the main Car Park.

Following the coronavirus pandemic 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

The Round Lake is 8 acres in size and has 9 allocated pegs. The roadside bank is out of bounds as the slope on this bank makes it too dangerous to fish from. 

Disabled Details

No designated disabled swims or disabled facilities on the site. 


Members should ensure they are familar with the rules of the club in the Handbook you recieved when joining on can be found on this website. But to highlight some for this water. 
Parking in Main Car Park Only. No Parking by Haystack PLEASE NOTE: You are not allowed to drive up the track to drop off your gear and then drive back to the car park. Any member found driving car up the track will face a ban.  
Fishing from permanent pegs only.  
Initially 3 Rods will be allowed all year. This will be reviewed as season progresses. 
The use of all Nuts as hookbaits or loose feed is banned on all Society waters.

No fishing on the Roadside Bank as the slope on this bank makes fishing dangerous.
As with other waters no radio controlled boats allowed on the water. 


The pits can be found on the B1022 Maldon Road between Colchester and Tiptree. It is around 5 mins from Colchester Zoo and the entrance is just before the Hanson Aggregates gravel pit entrance if coming from Colchester.  

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