Fishing In The Tendring District

A rod licence is a statutory requirement for anyone 13 years or over who wishes to fish in inland waters in England and Wales. These can be purchased online from the Environment Agency website directly, or from the Post Office.


St Osyth Beach Holiday Park and Fishing Lake

St Osyth Beach is near the popular resort of Clacton on sea. This laid back and tranquil park has the benefits of rolling Essex countryside on one side and seaside on the other!  
You may need a fishing permit (sometimes referred to as a day ticket) which gives permission to fish on a particular water or waters and is issued by reception. For a brief overview of fishing at our park, please check website. Please note some charges may apply. Park Holidays

Ardleigh Reservoir near Colchester

The fishery covers just over 120 acres and consists of 2 lakes, the larger contains mainly Carp to 26lb+ the other contains Roach, Tench, Rudd & Perch.

Email - Ardleigh Reservoir

Tickets obtainable from the Lodge or adjacent ticket machine.
Adults £8 Juniors from £3.50  Tel:01206 230642

Clay Fields Green Lane Farm Fishery, Weeley (off A133 Clacton bypass)

Mixed coarse fishery comprising of 2 lakes of 5 acres and ¾ of an acre.  Open all year round. Bream, Carp, Catfish, Roach, Rudd.  Day tickets available.  
Contact: 07866 904116 Go Fish

Lake Walk Lake, off Coopers Lane, Clacton On Sea

Disused gravel pit, covering three quarters of an acre.

One peg for disabled anglers. 

Guest ticket available from Brian Dean Tackle, Pallister Road, Clacton 
01255 425992 and Clacton Angling, Pier Avenue, Clacton 01255 221863.  
All guests must be accompanied by a Lake Walk member.

Bobby George Lakes, Slough Lane, Ardleigh CO7 7RU

Mixed coarse fishery comprising two lakes of one and a half acres.  Day tickets, available all year round, must be obtained in advance, from Colchester Bait and Tackle, Harwich Road, Colchester 01206 860649.
Bream, Roach, Carp, Chub, Perch. 
Parking & Toilets    01206 231493

Homestead Lake Caravan Park, Thorpe Road, Weeley CO16 9JN

Day tickets available. Facilities for disabled anglers.  On site Café & Toilets. Carp, Tench, Perch, Roach Open Mon – Sat 9-6 Sun 10-6 (Max 2 Rods per person ) £5.00 per day.  Open to Non-Residents Mon – Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 6pm

Tel: 01255 833492     (Closed 16th Jan – 28th Feb)

Homestead    email:

Earls Hall Fisheries, St Johns Road, Clacton

Earls Hall Fisheries is located near Clacton on Sea in Essex. They have three beautiful day ticket fishing lakes set away from the main roads in the quiet countryside. All the lakes are run on an advanced booking only basis so you do need to book in advance to fish.
The biggest of the fishing lakes is the specimen carp lake which is around 5 acres in size and holds an impressive selection of carp to 35lb, they also have a catfish lake and a general coarse fishing match fishing lake. Fishing from 7am – 7pm Prices, £10 2 rods/£15 3 rods

Tel: 07455442253

Earl Hall


Holland Brook, Great Clacton (Pickers Ditch to above Fan Bridge on right bank)

Holland Brook is a small coastal river, slow flowing with roach as the dominant species in this mixed coarse fishery.  Summer fishing can be difficult due to duckweed.  Fishing restricted to weekdays between16th June –14th March.  Weekly permits (no day tickets) are available and must be purchased in advance from Brian Dean Tackle 01255 425992.

Sea Fishing

Clacton Pier, CO15 1QX

Fishing permitted from 8am – 6pm seven days a week.  The fee is £7.50 per day (max 2 rods per person) payable at the Pavilion Bowl office.  You do not need a Rod Licence to fish from the Pier.  Annual fishing permits are also available £75. The berthing arm ensures a more private fishing session.         

For information 01255 421115     Clacton Pier

Walton Pier, Pier Approach, Walton-On-The-Naze, CO14 8ES

Although officially the third longest pier in the UK at over half a mile long, Walton Pier is by far the longest going out into the open sea which makes it ideal for sea fishing.

You do not need a Rod Licence to fish from the Pier.  9am - 9pm £9.00 per day

£70 or £105 season ticket, available from Pier office Tel 01255 672288

All fisherman must leave the Pier promptly at 9pm.

PLEASE NOTE when purchasing season tickets 2 passport photos will be required.

Walton Pier

Fishing Tackle Shops

The Tackle Box 3 Clacton Road, Clacton-on-sea CO16 8PA

 01255 820951


Clacton Angling 100 Pier Avenue, Clacton on Sea CO15 1NJ          

01255 221863


Blak Dog Tackle 144, Meadow Way, Jaywick. CO15 2SE



Brian Dean Tackle 43 Pallister Road, Clacton on Sea   

01255 425992


J.J.Metcalf’s Tackle 15 Newgate Street, Walton on the Naze CO14 8DT

 01255 675680

Fishing Trips


The Sophie Lea  

01255 821255   /   07774492856               

E mail


Gloria B11 Charters          Terry Bolingbroke 075322204242


Sea Watch Charters   07889288382

Email or Facebook @SeawatchFishing


Brightlingsea Fishing Charters – Sam Thornton 07791802744

Last updated on: 14/10/2021 - 16:21