Our club stand at the Essex Young Farmers show proved a very popular stopping point and over 20 future new members were invited down to the Lodge on June the 11th for an Open morning to see our amazing lakes and facilities… 

The Essex Fly Fishers’ Club:  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 not just in Essex but in East Anglia.

Our two lakes fish very different and will test the skills of even the best fly fisherman through our fishing seasons.  Each Lake is approximately 16 acres in size, and are situated in a tranquil, picturesque setting within easy reach of Chelmsford, Braintree and Great Dunmow, Essex.

Our Club numbers are kept low to ensure our members enjoy the best fishing available on offer anywhere in Essex.  Our members enjoy unique fishing, with both a Summer Season (1st March -31st October) and a Winter Season (1st November to 13th February). The lakes are stocked throughout the year to match fish dispatched

New membership enquires should be directed to the Club Secretary (email or click on the MORE tab, above.

Currently Our Membership is full but interested individuals wishing to obtain membership to our club can apply to be put on our waiting list. Individuals on this list will be given priority to all vacancies as they become available in strict order of date applied and registered.

January Fish.

Plenty of fantastic fish have been reported caught this month to date but sadly no photos have been sent through for me to post for all to see.

The lakes have fished brilliantly and the rods that have braved some very cold frosty mornings and some very wet days have seen fish up to 6lb be tempted by their flies.

December fish.

Lots of 2 and 4lb fish reported as being dispatched as well as returned. Fishing was fantastic throughout December but no photos submitted for me to publish.


November Fish……….

WEEK 47:

An estimated 10lb to 12lb fish, took a cats whisker with blue flash on a very fast retrieve. The fish gave Kevin Andrews a fantastic fight before being brought to the net and then safely returned still fighting. The fish had already snapped another member and Kevin was also able to remove that fly. He was using a 4 weight rod with 8lb leader. His view is the 4 weight rod helped massively in him landing the fish as it took all the strain as this fish went on many dives and runs.  The picture really does not do the fish justice… a massive tail 


Week 44: 8lb plus fish taken by Joe Stock. Fish safely returned.  Joe had a great day on Lodge lake taking a number 3lb to 5lb fish all returned for another day. 

J. Stock 8lb. Wk 45

Week 42:  A 7lb plus slab brought to the net by Steve Fenton….. 

S.Fenton Fish of the week

A 4lb plus beauty……..

4lb plus beauty

A  fine near 5lb fish caught by Steve F.   One for the smoker…. !

The 2021 season started well for Ralph D and just as the 2020 season ended with some splendid catches. Here’s an impressive first week trout in excess of 12lbs

Joe S. catches and returns this fine 4lb2oz rainbow.. (above)

..and this fine 6lb8oz slab was netted by Colin D.


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