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, Roach, Rudd and Ghost Carp. Also present are many Carp with the average fish into double figures and some 20's as a bonus. The largest resident is now over 30lb.
CAPS removed the catfish in 2009, 45 VS Carp were stocked in Jan 2021.
Work began in 2021 to remove some of the older willows on the water, not only reducing the risk of falling branches but also opening up the water to improve wind on the water thereby increasing oxygen levels.
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 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.
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. It has 39 pegs.
No designated disabled swim or disabled facilities.
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.
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