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Wellhouse Reservoirs

Mersea Island

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 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 added to the water. These ranged all the way up to mid-twenties in weight. 
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. If you park in the layby please be aware that when the causeway floods, so does the layby.

Opening 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.

Water Size

Between the two reservoirs there is a total of approximately 5 acres.

Disabled Details

No designated disabled swim or disabled facilities.


Only two rods are permitted at any time.

No fish over 5lb to be keep in a net, except for organised matches.

Fishing from designated swims only.

Junior members under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a senior member of 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