If you have found this website you have either been told about us as a Club or you have an interest in Fly fishing in Essex and probably used a search engine which we are pleased, found us.

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 the membership waiting list. Individuals on this list will be given priory to all vacancies as they become available in strict order of date applied and registered.

The club does not offer Day Fly-fishing Tickets. 

Members are allowed to invite guests


November Fish……….

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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