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The Fishing Lodge

The Fishing Lodge


The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane,
South Hanningfield,


Hanningfield Reservoir is now the UK's premier 'any method' trout fishery and its success has allowed for investment in facilities on site. We have a fleet of 35 boats, 10 of which were recently replaced with new Coulham fishing boats. The fishing season is open from March through to end November, and each year at least 40,000 trout will be stocked throughout the season.

Free fishing for those under 18 years old when with their parents or guardians is available together with a Loyalty scheme offering a free days fishing after 7 visits. Tuition courses for beginners are also run, lead by experts, with all the fishing tackle and a lunch supplied for £69 per person. Booking for these Saturday courses is essential and those taking part must be at least 8 years old. Call 01268 712180 to reserve a place.

The Reservoir also supports a lakeside 'Cafe on the Water' which is open 7 days a week through the year.
Please call 01268 712182 for opening times.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

The fishery is open March to end November each year from 8am. Please call 01268 712180 or enquire at the Tackle shop for closing times which vary during the season.



Plan route to Hanningfield Reservoir Trout Fishery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 736977  Lat: 51.65130 Long: 0.50902

From the A12 take the A1245 (Howe Green) turnoff. After 3 miles turn right at the Bell Public House into South Hanningfield Road. After 2 miles, turn right into Giffords Lane just after the Old Windmill Public House, the reservoir is to be found at the bottom of Giffords Lane. Sat Nav. CM3 8HX.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)