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Fishing:The Fishing Lodge at Hanningfield Reservoir

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Fishing, £18-£40

The Fishing Lodge

The Fishing Lodge


The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane,
South Hanningfield,


Open for fishing. Essex Wildlife Trust and the woodlands are closed untill August. Follow our Facebook and website for further information.

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 16 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 0345 1550236 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 03451550236 for opening times.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

The fishery is open March to end November each year from 8am. Please call 0345 1550236 or enquire at the Tackle shop for closing times which vary during the season.


Day Permits:
12 Fish Day Permit @ £40 (New for 2019)
8 Fish Day Permit @ £29
8 Fish Day Permit Conc @ £27
Credit Cruncher 4 Fish @ £22
Catch & Release Day Permit @ £18

Boat Hire:
Midweek day Hire @ £20
Weekend day hire @ £27



Plan route to Hanningfield Reservoir 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


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)