Bowyers Water

Bowyers Water 

This 35 acre mature gravel pit is one of the premier big fish waters in the Lee Valley! It is an ideal fishery for anglers looking for a challenge. Uncluttered banks and a superb head of specimen Carp make this a very special venue. This water is full of features ie, gravel bars, plateaus, islands and large beds of lily pads.

Species

Bowyers Water is predominantly targeted for its renowned Carp, several of which are over 40lb. There is an impressive number of fish over 30lb, including some cracking original Commons. Additionally, the home-grown Carp stocked in 2006 have been landed to over 34lb in recent seasons. Tench and Pike are also present.

Hotspots

The pit has many underwater features including bars, plateaus, gullies, tree stumps and expansive weed beds. Don’t ignore the islands as fish are regularly seen showing around them. As most of the lake is shallow, search out the deeper water and clear spots amongst the weed. The swims on the lake are very comfortable being formal and constructed to a very high standard.

Tips

The fish come out to most modern Carp rigs and baits, with action coming during both daytime and night. Scattering boilies over holes in the weed beds produces takes.

Restrictions

There is a limit of three rods per angler. Anglers should be aware of fishing in the vicinity of overhead power cables on the Western Bank. NB – poles are not permitted. Summer weed growth can make angling difficult in many areas for prolonged periods.

Permits

Bowyers Water is run as a limited 50 member Day/Night Season Permit fishery. A waiting
list is in operation for this fishery. To join the waiting list please visit here

Parking

A limited-space car park is available adjacent to Waltham Common Lock. A security key can be purchased with the permit for this car park.

Location

Access from Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts.
 

 

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Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (Fisheries)

Holyfield Hall Farm
Stubbins Hall Lane
Waltham Abbey
Essex EN9 2EG

03000 030622
01992 892 300 (fax)

 

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