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Churchgate Lakes

Essex

Latitude: 51.63905 | Longitude: 0.570343

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Contact details

Churchgate Lakes Rectory Lane Battlesbridge Essex SS11 7QR SS11 7QR

07798 902315

victor1@blueyonder.co.uk

http://www.churchgatelakes.co.uk

Description

Nestled in the undulating Essex countryside, Churchgate Lakes offers some of the finest fishing available in the country. Set amidst a stunning 20-acre estate, the fishery is comprised of four lakes, each heavily stocked with large fish and a diverse range of species all to Specimen size.

Details

The Top Lake (Day Ticket required)
The Top Lake is a 3-acre water with far eaching views across unspoilt Essex countryside.

This lake holds a great head of double figure Carp, Bream to 10Ibs, Tench, Roach and Ide plus lots of skimmers.

The perfect water for the general course angler that is looking to catch some nice double figure Carp.

The swims have flat level platforms and the lake is a perfect venue for holding a group club match.

Back Lake (Day Ticket required)
There are now 4 lakes at Churchgate, the Back Lake is situated on the far side of the Top Lake and has been developed especially with Dads and Lads in mind aswell as catering for the Smaller clubs,

We have stocked the Back Lake with Wild Carp, Commons and Mirror Carp all averaging 2Ib to 4Ib.

There are larger Carp present and the odd Grass Carp, we have also stocked well over a ton of the best quality Roach and Bream supplied by Mick Toomer Gloucester Park.

The Middle Lake (Members Only)
This 3.5 acre water is strictly Members only and holds prolific stocks of Bream/Tench/Roach/Rudd/
Perch/Catfish/and Carp all to specimen size.

The Carp go to over 30lbs and the resident population of 20lb class fish is exceptional

Multiple catches are common place and the average weight of the Carp are 18Ib plus.

The Cats go to over 40Ib and are thriving on all the live bait.

Traditional Float Fisherman can really bag up on this lake and the Pole is devastating for quality Roach and Rudd that have never been hooked before.

The Bottom Lake (Day Ticket required)
The Bottom Lake is ideal for the smaller clubs and has 26 strong level platform that will take some beating for space and comfort.

There is a good head of Big bream and pleasure nets in the summer last year exceeded well over 120lbs on a regular basis. The carp of all sizes up to 20lbs and plentiful as well as Crucians bigger than your hand, even bigger Tench and Perch that hover at the high end of 3Ib. Roach, Rudd, Perch, Skimmers and Ide.

Phone Ryan for info on the open matches being held here over throughout the year

If you are looking for a venue for your club match, call Ryan for available dates but hurry as they're gong fast.

Dave runs the new Churchgate cafe were you can phone from the bank and place your food orders and the food will be delivered to your peg.

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Reviews

neilkeeler

Nice quiet 4 lake fishery, 3 lakes for day tickets @ £10 for 2 rods. Nice selection of fish carp, bream, tench (top lake) & and plenty of roach too. 6am to 6pm for non members.

stacemg

What an amazing place, very clean & tidy, beautiful fish, and the bailiff Tony is very helpfully and will always be willing to put you on the fish. 

chelseatel

Superb fishery. Only fished bottom lake and had great days. Won a match with 70lb mixed bag on pole and feeder. Superb mixed fishery!

paulboy

Nice place. fished bottom lake my son had his first 18lb carp. He was very happy.

gatecrasher

Good all round fishing venue

carpman

Poor lake very rude baliff not recommend at all would never fish again

pikey

Have only ever heard good things said about tony. Always happy to help. Top bloke top fishery !

wee- man

All lakes on this venue are superb to fish with some lovely specimen fish and as for all bailiffs they all want to help if approached properly so as for carpmans review he must want someone to hand him the fish and perhaps help him set up. Stay home mate

Lov It !!!!

Pic's speak 4 them self !

Lov It !!!!

Pikey let me no when your goin next mate( bow time) lol

slayford

Great lakes, I've had a 20lb+ out of all three lakes this year. Shop on site with hot drinks and food. EVERYONE is very friendly and willing to help. :)

pikey

Lovit What lake did you catch that 20 from it don't look like bottom and I thought top lake was closed next day for match. Did u catch many mate?

slayford

Hi pikey, that was in January on the middle lake peg 8 i think!

Pro in the making

My favourite fishery in England by far.

Lov It !!!!

Pikey it's top lake bout 3 months ago mate. When u going next ???

Lov It !!!!

Lov it! An slayford had 25 carp up 2 20lb almost in 3 hours on bottom lake.

Mr_Carp

What lake has the biggest fish in apart from the middle lake

pikey

On site tackle shop is now being run by tony and I have to say he is making great progress! With his knowledge in this field his stock is resembling this fact and backed up with Ron and his expert knowledge and advice alike makes this a great place to buy all your bits for a great days fishing. Mainline baits and many other top name brands. Also great food at great prices in canteen located inside tackle shop.

pikey

Fishing its head off again!!! Got there Monday mornin just 2 of us on the lake had to ourselves for 24 hrs. If you wanna good days fishing get on it. Just £5 a rod good price nice fish lovely surroundings.

pikey

Good session on members last 24hrs Plenty of action on the rods and loads of wildlife about. Grass snakes. Deer. Frogs. And spitting iguanas.

lovit

Please do not spit in front of the baylefs, thay will spit back lol

lovit

BLANK for nick tut tut O dear ! U should take up golf , u got the buggy :-D

lovit

LOV. IT ! Dun 36 hour 9 fish 3 twenties few cats 4 good doubles an a nice social in cell corner :-D top man ...

pikey

From cell point to cell corner the CCC smashed it again. With bends in the rods they looked like bows Plenty of fish pulling dragg and chucking the stows.

lovit

Will the CCC take gold in a north v south match on top lake 🏆7-6-13. Pikey / Lovit / Wee-man v priory park. Update Soon .

pikey

Good to see the fishery is being run properly. See the bailiff bann 2 blokes today for unhooking a carp on the grass even though they both had unhooking matts!!! Spoke to him after and he told me anyone found breaking the rules are banned immediately. Apparently the most common banning is unattended rods and fishing after 6pm and not having the appropriate memberships to allow them on site. So be warned there are 4 different bailiffs that I know about with regular patrols day and night with cameras all set with motion detectors around the complex. Good to see a proactive response that in the end is only there to protect the fish our gear and of course us anglers.

pikey

8 men 16 rods 2 days to go And 1 goal in mind for all The carp off CCC V PCM The first match of three Who will take the shield in first blood How long will it be kept And in the end who will claim the victory Most carp wins. Biggest fish over 20lb takes the cash Result on Sunday eve

lovit

Whooo hoooooo WE WIN 🏆🎣👍👏😄

pikey

Yeeeeeehhhaaaaaa! No cowboys in the CCC though 37 -17 BOSH!!!!!

pikey

Must mention Weeman who almost single handed beat the PCM with a total of 15 fish on his own. With the average of 8 each for the rest of the team. Well done Weeman. Can we prevail on their home turf? Watch this space.

lovit

Wee-man more like Matt hays 👍

pikey

Well my fishy friends! If your looking for tackle bivvys beds brollys etc Churchgates new shop is filling up fast. Now stocking ESP KORDA MAINLINE DINAMITE SENSAS AND SONUBAITS also main trakker greys chub Korum drennan and Preston with low prices and price match offers. Obviously including 4 well stocked lakes from cats and carp inc grass carp and match lakes. Check it out guys and girls.

pikey

Lots of changes for the better at this venue. Pegs being rebuilt new catering lady cooking full english breakfasts for £6 delivered to your peg at weekends and for the anglers who have walking aids or diss ability in walking and carrying your equipment if you explain and ask nicely you will be transported to the peg if your choice by buggy. FISHING HEAVAN

pikey

These lakes are coming on in leaps and bounds with 30lb carp being caught on not only members lake but top and now the bottom match lake has produced a 32lb stunning common carp.

lovit

Time for the mags " ❄⛄❄

pikey

Top lake fishing monster squid

pikey

Bottom lake fishing foot off the islands with method feeder👍

pikey

Back lake don't ignore near margin. Fishing just in front of peg next to you if no one there will keep you busy

pikey

Members lake pva bags of pellet or mesh will snare em

pikey

For all you nite anglers don't ignore the on site shower. Especially as the temperatures dropping this will warm u up and help to start the next day feeling fully refreshed.

pikey

Check out churchgateangling on face book. Big things going on. As love it would say MIND BLOWING .....

pikey

Well well well Gravel paths being laid all around whole complex. No muddy feet no matter the weather. Buggy service for the less abled. Food service order food from your org from the new cafe in site and they deliver it to you while your still fishing. Don't take my word for it though you'll have to come 👀 yourself.

lovit

Give it ago its got it all " big shop ... Cafe an 4 lakes big fish happy days .

wee- man

This fisherie bosts a big head of fish in all of its lakes with outstanding facilities including tackle shop with a big selection of bait and equipment to cater for all types of fisherman and a cafe that seats 24 or have your food delivered to your swim no matter what one of the lakes you might be on.

wee- man

The staff on this venue are more than helpful they will give you there advice on all types of fishing all of there lakes to try and make your visit a good one.

wee- man

This fishery has non-stop surprises on all of their lakes unbelievable day or night give it a goif you're clever enough you will bag them up good luck.

Tips

lovit

Bread on the top can't beat it 24 carp to 20 lb in 3 hours after work Mach lake nuff said !

pikey

For top and bottom day ticket lakes, Speak to the other anglers and find out we're they are fishing before you start. If there is a discrepancy of who's swims what then call tony or a Baliff if your unable to sort it out yourselves. Members lake, MEMBERS ONLY OBVIOUSLY! Only fish from proper pegs there are 2 dead swims on the lake and there 5&13 all others are ok. This is a specimen carp and cat lake for that reason it's to everyone's benefit to make as least amount of noise as possible. This includes not hammering pegs into the ground for bivvys/brollys etc and were possible not for bank sticks either. If the ground is hard then use the grass areas unless not possible. All members are to be helpful and polite to each other as nearly all are. Anyone not respecting other anglers in any way will be asked to leave. Please fish slack lines we don't need low flying aircraft being caught on your mono and trust me it will increase your catch rate by 70%. If the fish don't bump into your lines they don't know your there fishing for them and they will feed more confidently. Take all rubbish home with you and continue to use the toilets provided coz if your caught shitting Anywere but the toilets you will be banned for life. These tips ensure we can all enjoy our fishing in a safe respectful clean and friendly environment.

pikey

Oh and forgot to mention with regards to noise. Please please turn your bite alarms down to bare minimum. It's only you that needs to hear your alarms no one else wants to. If your hard of hearing then use the vibrate setting on your receiver! If you ain't got one here's a tip for you. BUY SOME BITE ALARMS THAT HAVE.

lovit

No shitting, no spodding, no spitting, no banging big feet running around tight lines. An key lows of bate all over the place, stay at home !

hayesy83

What a dick

lovit

Think I have sin u around with one on your head sun" lol, now FUCK off !👊

grant2014

Top lake solid bag works well ask in the tackle shop always give you tips

wee- man

All lakes here have a great head of fish including some great specimen sizes don't over think your tactics keep it simple & small amounts of baits work better than pilling it in that will just turn them of trust me I've spent a lot of time on all the lakes here.

grant2014

Listen to wee man he's right he spends so much time on these banks it's untrue

lovit

Any thing works... Sharp hook happy days 🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣

Species

Bream

Carp

Ide

Perch

Roach

Rudd

Tench

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