Maldon Angling Society

Maldon Angling Society

Maldon Angling Society

Maldon Angling Society was established in 1895 and currently has 15 stillwaters and 14 miles of river and canal. Its location in mid Essex means most Society waters are within easy reach of the A12 just 30 minutes from junction 28 of the M25.

The Society has continued to provide a range of venues, various stillwaters and several miles of river and canal, catering for both the specimen hunter, matchman and pleasure angler alike. Easy access and ample car parking are a feature of all our major stillwaters. Night fishing is permitted on a number of our ’specimen’ waters. We also hold regular matches for those who enjoy competing against each other as well as trying to outwit the fish!

Totham Pit – Great Totham
A picturesque mature 65 year old gravel pit of around 8 acres with heavily wooded banks and 50 purpose built swims. There is an interesting combination of shallows, bays and deeper water. Most of the fish grow large here with tench to 9lb+, bream to 12lb+ and carp to 30lb. Other species include roach, rudd, big perch, pike to 20lb+, eels to 7lb and a few crucian to almost 4lb.

Howells Lake – Langford
A five acre carp lake containing an exceptional head of common and mirror carp to around 30lbs. This venue can get quite weedy in the warmer months but the carp prefer it this way and respond well to stalking and floater tactics.

Bog Grove

A very well stocked tree lined reservoir with 25 swims containing tench, crucian, roach, rudd, carp to mid doubles and some smaller species to keep the float angler guessing.

Beckingham Hall
A farm reservoir of around four acres holding common and mirror carp to upper doubles, a few tench and some hard fighting roach / bream hybrids to well over 2lb.

Little Park Main Lake
A pair of small lakes with easy access. The lower lake with the island contains tench and bream to 7lb along with roach, rudd, big crucian and carp to 20lb. T

Slough House Farm – Heybridge
An attractive lake of around five acres with extensive marginal reed beds and an island. This lake can get weedy in the warmer months and contains carp to mid twenties along with perch and rudd to occupy float and feeder anglers. There are also a few tench and big bream.

Little London Reservoir – Goldhanger
Smaller than Bog Grove at around 1½ acres and stocked with roach, perch and crucian over the last few seasons. Has produced some good bags of silver fish in the right conditions along with tench, bream to 8lb and carp to mid doubles.

Rook Hall (3 Lakes) – Little Totham

Three very different waters all fed by the same stream. The closest water to the car park is a very interesting array of spits and bays and contains a good head of tench, roach, bream to 7lb+, perch, rudd, crucian and a few carp. Each season sees bags of tench landed with individual fish ranging from a few ounces to in 6lb+. The smaller central pond is nicely coloured and full of small carp and silver fish. The furthest lake from the car park holds bream to 7lb, roach, rudd and carp to mid doubles.

Railway Pond – Heybridge
Possibly more renowned for its weed rather than its fish this roadside pond has produced some wonderful bags of fish for those anglers willing to try it. Small tench, roach, crucian and ghost carp keep most anglers busy.

New Hall Reservoir
Resembling a truncated section of canal this small stillwater is always well coloured, even in the depths of winter. 20lb+ bags of roach to 1lb+ have been reported along with skimmer bream, rudd and occasional tench. This venue also contains some large eels which have caught some anglers unaware.

Chelmer and Blackwater Rushes Lock
Over 12 miles of canal including popular stretches at Hoe Mill, Papermill Lock, Heybridge Tesco and Heybridge Basin along with quieter stretches such as the Speeney. Known to hold roach, big shoals of bream, tench, chub, perch, pike and carp to over 30lbs.

River Blackwater
Wickham Bishops to Langford. Over a mile of untamed river with two parking areas along its length. This stretch has produced chub to 5lb along with roach, perch, dace and gudgeon with the added incentive of the occasional barbel. Perfect for the roving angler.

Whitehouse Farm – Tolleshunt Darcy
Early indications are that this 1.6 acre farm reservoir contains bream to 7lb+, decent roach to 1½lbs, hybrids to 4lb+ and carp to upper doubles.

Brick Kiln – Inworth
A small pond with only a handful of fishable swims and plenty of surface cover. Contains silver fish, brown goldfish and a few carp to mid singles.

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