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Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir


The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane,
South Hanningfield,


The reservoir is one of the premier fisheries in the UK providing some of the best reservoir trout fishing by either bank or boat.

The standard of fishing combined with the retail and leisure facilities on offer such as Café on the water, tackle shop, picnic areas, woodland walks, access to the Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre and nature reserve, easy accessibility by road and free parking make a trip to Hanningfield Reservoir a great day out.

It's also a wonderful haven for nature and wildlife and is renowned for its nationally important populations of wildfowl, which can be viewed from the reservoirs four bird watching hides.

For a more relaxed atmosphere why not bring along family or friends for an enjoyable picnic whilst basking in some of the most picturesque and calming scenery in the country.

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



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