Mag­gits Lake

Cast to the is­lands for a great mixed bag or a big carp

Angling Times (UK) - - UK FISHERIES -

BITES are the name of the game at this fish­ery near Basil­don. Four strains of carp and sev­eral other coarse species swim in the ma­ture 30-peg lake, fish­able on day or night tick­ets.

The carp run big, with 20lb fish likely and plenty of dou­ble­fig­ure spec­i­mens along­side smaller fish to keep the younger or less ex­pe­ri­enced an­gler happy.

If the carp aren’t play­ing ball, roach, rudd, tench, bream and golden orfe will re­spond to rel­a­tively sim­ple tac­tics.

Each swim has plat­forms, and sev­eral is­lands can be reached with an easy cast. For fans of the long pole, each swim is burst­ing with fea­tures such as over­hang­ing trees, reeds and sedge beds. For the long-stay carp an­gler, open wa­ter pegs al­low two rods to be used.

Mag­gits is a tran­quil place to spend a few hours, with clean fa­cil­i­ties and a friendly at­mos­phere. There’s a proper toi­let block and plenty of park­ing, and the Lake­side Bites café is well worth a visit be­fore or af­ter you wet a line.

Con­tact: 07956 848082 Lo­ca­tion: Sum­mer­hill Farm, Pipps Hill Road North, Bil­ler­icay, Es­sex, CM11 2UJ Prices: Day tick­ets £10, £15 per night, OAPs £5 on Wed­nes­days Rules: No carp sacks, no rods to be left unat­tended, bar­b­less hooks only, each an­gler must have a un­hook­ing mat and a land­ing net, no keep­nets (un­less in a match), no fires or bar­be­cues. Fa­cil­i­ties: Toi­let, park­ing, and Lake­side Bites café

Mag­gits Fish­ery, Sum­mer­hill Farm, Pipps Hill Road North, Basil­don, Es­sex, CM11 2UJ

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