Angling & fisheries

Angling and fisheries

The current portfolio of angling venues includes 27 Gravel Pits and 18 stretches of River/Flood Channel that facilitate coarse angling comprising of 30 different venues of which 15 are directly managed by the Fisheries department, 14 are licensed to Angling Clubs, Societies and Consortia and one which is jointly managed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Updated 26 March 2020

Following Government guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) we will be temporarily closing all our angling and fisheries from 00:00hrs (midnight) on Thursday 26 March 2020. We have not taken this decision lightly but with angling not considered as the single daily exercise which is permitted, coupled with the social distancing advice, we feel this is the best course of action. We’re closely monitoring the situation and will reopen as it’s safe to do so.

All swims should be vacated and all equipment removed by 00:00hrs. The car parks will be locked and existing keys or combinations will no longer grant access.

More information on our other venues and services that have been affected can be found here.

Keep safe and stay well.



Lee Valley Regional Park offers a range of options to the specimen angler. From large, open gravel pits to smaller mature lakes, from vast flood relief system to the intimate and wild feeling Old River Lee. All residing species grow to and are regularly caught at specimen weights with Carp to over 50lb, Barbel to over 17lb, Chub over 9lb, Perch over 5lb, Bream over 16lb, Tench 14lb.
Please take a look through our Get Hooked guide for more information. 
The Lee Valley Fisheries team directly manage the following:   
You can find out more about our angling venues here or have an overall look at our map
Some of our fisheries are licenced to angling clubs, societies and consortia. Find out who’s running these venues and who to contact here
Our fisheries are situated throughout Essex and Hertfordshire. See our prices, how to apply for a season permit or join a waiting list here.
Our gravel pits are open all year round with the river systems following the traditional closed season from 15 March – 15 June All fish must be returned to where they were caught alive. Our dedicated team manage our Fisheries to ensure our high standards of sustainable and environmental practice are being followed by all. To read more about the rule and conditions of our angling venues please click here.
If you have any questions about our sites please email our fisheries team.


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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Useful contacts

Environment Agency
General enquiries: 01707 632 300
Emergency: 0800 807 060
Some of fisheries in Lee Valley Regional Park are run directly by licensed angling clubs. Contact details for each club can be found here 
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