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Olivers Lake


The Society owns this attractive lake of 4 acres set in open countryside near Witham, and Hatfield Peverel. The lake is a general fishery with a high stocking density of fish of varied species including Bream, Tench, Crucians, Roach, Rudd and Ghost Carp. Also present are many Carp with the average fish into double figures and a couple of 20's as a bonus.

CAPS removed the catfish in 2009.

Note: Due to Coronavirus some restrictions are in place due to guidance from Angling Trust based on Government advice - see Restrictions on page   

Opening Times

Olivers is open all year round with no close season


The toilet is located in the car park, and is present all year round 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

At just over 4 acres this venue offers all types of angler the chance to fish together with easy access to all areas and pegs.

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. 

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

Only two rods are permitted at any time.
The use of all Nuts as hookbaits or loose feed is banned on all Society waters

This water has an installation of an otter fence by Embryo Angling Habitats which was installed 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 will face immediate lifetime ban from the club.


From Colchester take the A12 towards London leaving at the Witham exit. Continue until you reach a crossroads with traffic lights before turning left. Follow this road for 400 mtrs going straight on at the two small roundabouts, you will then come to a T junction by Tesco's. Turn Left towards Maldon. Follow this road beneath the A12 flyover, through a series of bends past Olivers Nurseries and continue along for about 400 mtrs of straight road. The entrance to the fishery and also access to James Cooke Woods is on the left down an unmade road.