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We are a members-only trout 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.

New member Gareth R. shows off a beauty nudging 4.5lb !gareth-robertson-2016

Having joined our club in May of this year, Gareth is having a successful first season with us, breaking his personal best yet again with this beautiful trout. His returns to date include several 3lb+ fish.

This fish fell to Green Montana on a 12 hook, fished high on a floating line and short leader.

Members are reminded that our 50th EFFC AGM will be held at the Great Leighs Villlage Hall starting at 11:00a.m. on Sunday 23rd October 2016.


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