VARIETY IS THE NAME OF
This well-appointed four-lake complex in Essex offers everything from
IVERSITY isn’t a word that’s often associated with the modern commercial fishery, but take a look at Clavering Lakes in Essex and you’ll find a complex that’s suited to all types of angler.
The four well landscaped waters have been stocked uniquely to please all visitors – so whether it’s a new personal best, a 30lb net of silverfish or a 100lb match weight of carp you’re after, this fishery has the credentials to help mark that challenge off your list.
With an on-site tackle shop and café available as well, Clavering has all the hallmarks of a comfortable and welcoming fishery that thrives on putting the angler’s needs first.
Here’s an exclusive Angling Times overview of this truly fantastic fishery. We hope you enjoy it! With a match record of 228lb, it’s easy to see why this pool is regularly booked week-in, week-out – 100lb bags of carp are often taken by pleasure anglers who fish shallow with pellet and down the edge with corn or paste, but a whole variety of different methods will catch.
For a general mixed bag you can’t go wrong with a mini Method feeder cast into open water with a single or double dead red maggot on the hook. Equally, fishing chopped worm over micros at 11m will find plenty of bream, tench and perch – at least until the carp muscle in! This large 3.5-acre water is given its name thanks to the large common, mirror and ghost carp that occupy it.
Fish to a resounding 40lb are in here, with plenty of runs available from carp between 10lb and 25lb as well. The lake is also split in two by a bridge, which helps to channel the fish as they move from water to water. This ‘alley’ is a favourite mark for anglers who fish the pegs surrounded by the bridge, and often produce the best runs throughout the day.
Tactically, try single boilie hookbaits over PVA bags of 6mm pellets, groundbait and broken-up boilies to catch – but at this time of year you can find a lot of fish down in the margins.
Feed areas adjacent to bankside vegetation with plenty of particles – including corn, hemp and micro pellets. Over this bed of feed you can fish your bottom rigs or glorified float outfits that are strong enough to cope with a giant carp!