This lake is set in open farmland near St Osyth, it was dug around 2005 with landscaping now starting to make an impression. This was a virgin water when CAPS took it on and we have stocked the water with carp ranging up to 20lb including some large mirror's. A good head of Bream to 4lb has also been stocked, along with some Roach and Rudd. In addition, in early 2010, 200lb of Tench between 2lb & 5lb were added to the water.
Recent catches have included Carp just over 30lb and Tench to 9.8lb showing the fish have grown on from initial stocking.
There is a car park by the main entrance.
The water is used to irrigate the farmers crops, so the water level will change through out the year.
PLEASE RESPECT THE LOCAL RESIDENTS AND USERS OF DALTES LANE AND KEEP YOUR SPEED AND NOISE TO A MINIMUM.
This water will continue to undergo improvements, with most recently a number of windbreaks being added to the swims and trees planted around the lake, please take the time to give them a water during the warmer months.
In February of 2017, a number of Carp from VS Fisheries were stocked into the lake. This stocking will boost the numbers of Carp and it is hoped that they will quickly settle and grow to 20lb fish in the coming years.
Note: Due to Coronavirus some restrictions are in place due to guidance from Angling Trust based on Government advice - see Restrictions on page
The water is open all year round with no close season. Night fishing allowed.
The toilet is located in the car park and is regularly cleaned by a contracted company.
There are two toilets on site during the summer months.
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.
This lake is approximately 10 acres
With steep banks and soft ground access for the disabled angler is currently limited. There are no swims designated as disabled.
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.
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.
Only two rods are permitted between 1st April and 31st October, three rods at all other times.
No fish over 5lb to be keep in a net, except for organised matches.
The use of all Nuts as hookbaits or loose feed is banned on all Society waters
Fishing from designated swims only.
From Colchester take the B1027 towards St Osyth and when approaching the village turn right proceeding along Colchester Road and at the cross roads straight on to Spring Road, after about a 1/4 mile you turn left into Daltes Lane. Proceed for a further 1/4 mile and as the road bends right, the entrance to the Car Park is on the left
Approximate postcode CO16 8RZ