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Rectory Pool


Rectory Pool is a mature lake of approximately 3 acres. Containing a limited number of swims and offering plenty of cover because of the secluded nature of the lake. 20 large common Carp to upper 20's have been stocked in February 2009. There has also been a further stocking of smaller Carp. The largest reported Carp that was caught last year was approximately 24lb but it has also been reported on a number of occasions that larger fish have been spotted - rumored to be in excess of 30lbs.

In 2018, 32 carp to mid 20's where moved from Houchins Back Lake to Rectory Pool.

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

All year long without any close season.


A toilet will be placed in the car park till the end of September each year.

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

Approximately 2 acres with 10 swims.

Disabled Details

This venue does not really lend itself to the disabled angler as access to the lake is a very limited, although it is still possible. 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.  
No vehicular access is allowed around the fishery except within the car park. Any member found driving / parking outside of this area will be expelled.

A maximum of two rods per angler all year long.
The use of all Nuts as hookbaits or loose feed is banned on all Society waters


From Colchester follow the A120 towards Braintree. The entrance to the car park is located about 200 yards past Waduds Indian restuarant (used to be The Swan Public House), on the left just before the road splits into dual carriageway.

If coming from Braintree the the access road is on the right. It is a turning directly off the A120 into a small track where a gate provides security for the car park.

Postcode CM77 8EE is opposite the entrance to the lake
postcode CM77 8ED is the post code for the Waduds Indian restuarant (old swan public house).  see above instructions.

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