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Prestons Lake


Approximately 12 miles from Colchester, between White Colne and Pebmarsh, this is a stream fed secluded 19 acre lake with large stocks of most species. Due to the water quality and conditions all species of fish stocked in this have grown and bred extremely well. There is a good stock of Carp to over 30lb and a few Pike up to 30lb. The lake also features big Tench, Bream and Hybrids and offers comfortable fishing from flat banks. 

Silver fish are present in vast numbers for the general angler, with Bream, Roach and Perch being able to be caught both close in on the whip/pole and further out on the feeder. Winning match weights normally require over 30lbs to be successful! 

The top end of the lake is designated Nature Reserve, and is strictly out of bounds to all members. Any member found fishing in this area will receive an automatic expulsion from the club.

The Carp stocks include a batch of Mark Symonds bred Carp, these rapid growers are expected to reach 20lb+ quickly.

Opening Times

Prestons Lake is open all year round with no close season.


There is a toilet located in the car park, which is present all year and is regularly cleaned by a contracted company.

Water Size

19 Acres of actual water with about 13 acres actually fishable, the rest being a nature reserve. In total the water has 60 designated pegs.

There is plenty of access right round the lake an all swims are pegged so that bivvies are welcome.

Disabled Details

No designated disabled swim or disabled facilities.


Fishing from permanent pegs only.

Topmost end of the lake is out of bounds at all times.

No fishing from the dam wall, except in Society controlled matches.

Members are permitted to use up to three rods throughout the year.

Beware of the snags in the original stream bed.


From Colchester take the A604 towards Halstead. At White Colne turn sharply right at the triangular green ( road signed for Pebmarsh ). Follow for 2.5 miles and the lake is on the left down a track.

Approximate postcode CO9 2NP