This water consist of two reservoirs lined with reeds and set just of the road as you enter Mersea Island. The Northern Reservoir is mainly a Carp water with fish between 8lb to 25lb, there is also a large number of silver fish and big Bream.
The Southern Reservoir (car park) has a reasonable stock of Carp, estimated to be 30 fish between 13lb - 28lb but the main stocking is made up of Bream, Tench, Roach and Rudd. The majority of the swims have platforms installed, so the use of a seatbox or rod pod is recommended.
In early 2018, Carp were stocked that had been removed from Houchins reservoirs and in Jan 2019 a handful of VS fishery mirrors were stocked into the water. These ranged all the way up to mid-twenties in weight. In Nov 2020 Ten C4 carp between 10lb and 13lb from VS Fisheries were also added.
The car park is just past the layby and is on the left hand side of the road, it is entered by using the locked gate. Please take care when exiting this site as visibility to the right is limited. Members should be aware of tide times as Mersea Island often gets cut off at high tide resulting in delayed access on and off the island.
We continue to improve the water and in 2020 saw the installation of an otter fence by Embryo Angling Habitats at great expense to the club. It is essential that the access gate is closed and locked at all times.
The water is open all year round with no close season.
The toilet is located in the car park 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.
Between the two reservoirs there is a total of approximately 5 acres.
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.
Maximum of 2 rods at any time of the year.
No fish over 5lb to be keep in a net, except for organised matches.
Fishing from designated swims only.
The use of all Nuts as hookbaits or loose feed is banned on all Society waters
Junior members under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a senior member of the club
This water in 2020 saw the installation of an otter fence by Embryo Angling Habitats 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 open will face an immediate lifetime ban from the club.
From Colchester take the B1025 to West Mersea, pass over the causeway and proceed to the right past the East mersea turning. You will see a lay-by on the left, the gate to the car park is a further 125 metres up the road and on the lefthand side.
Approximate postcode CO5 8RU