Earls Colne Reservoir is a 3 acre mature lake that is on the outskirts of Colchester. The lake has been a carp day ticket in the past but had been shut down due to people leaving rubbish in swims, throwing line into the water and fish theft. 2 Years ago, we were able to convince the landowner that we would manage the lake properly and protect the fish and the environment from abuse.
We then cleared trees and made 8 swims that improve year on year, became registered for Catfish and stocked 46 Cats into the water up to the largest 62 lb, 40’s, many 20’s and a signature white catfish. With the lake closed except for some key fisherman, the fish have grown fantastically well and above expected rates reaching the magic 70lb mark this year. For Catfisherman, this water is second to none, 25 foot deep basin, no snags, private and protected and with potential personal bests for most anglers.