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adult ticket from: £8  junior from: £6

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Essex - Lake John Fishery

Lake John Coarse Fishery

Lake John Fishery is made up of two fishing lakes set in the peaceful Epping Forest by the market town of Waltham Abbey, Essex.

Top lake is 2 1/2 acres in size and holds a mix of fish including some good specimen carp to 46lb, bream, tench, perch, roach and rudd.

The Angling Times quoted the fishery as "premier silver fish venue in the south of England".


The lakes were established in 1992 by John Shinkins whose dream it was to own his own fishing lakes, John built the lakes from scratch, a week after John stocked the lakes he unfortunately died in a boating accident and never had the chance to fish the lakes. All Johns hard work was not in vain as Colin Bartlett took over the lakes which have become popular with anglers. John's memory lives on through the lakes name.

fish species

Mirror Carp Common Carp Tench bream Perch
Mirror Carp:
Common Carp:
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Rudd Roach      
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fishing lakes (2 )



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ticket prices

Day Ticket
One Rod: £8 - Two Rods: £10

One Rod: £6 Two Rods: £8

Prior to visiting Lake John please phone Colin or Karen 07958 938153 to check availability of the lakes.

contact details

Contact: -
Address (Post): 2 the Nightingales, Aimes Green, Galley Hill,
Waltham Abbey, EN9 2BJ

Telephone: Colin 07958 938153



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