We are a members-only trout fly-fishing club in the heart of rural Essex. Established in 1966, the club offers some of the best dry and wet fly fishing in East Anglia. Our two lakes, each of approximately 16 acres, are situated in a tranquil, picturesque setting within easy reach of Chelmsford, Braintree and Great Dunmow. Though club numbers are kept low, we currently have membership vacancies to offer and can now accept applications from interested persons. (Membership details here.)
Geoff K.’s patience pays off with a fine afternoon session!
The fierce easterly which had whipped up the waves on Lodge seemed to have put the fish off for most of Tuesday morning. By mid-afternoon, however, this had mellowed to a gentle breeze, and trout soon reappeared on the surface.
This fine rainbow of 4.5+lbs was tempted by Geoff’s size 12 gold-head with a black body and splash of red, fished on a floating line. Having reluctantly had its photo taken, the fish was gently returned to the lake and swam strongly away.
This was but one of eight fish caught-and-released by Geoff that afternoon.