Angling in the Lee Valley


Lee Valley Fisheries

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

03000 030 622 *


Environment Agency

General: 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 

Information update for visitors

Check out anything that may affect your visit to us.

Our angling venues are open for permit holders

Both day and night fishing are allowed from 29 March. Angling remains a permitted outdoor activity for up to six people, or you can fish in a larger group if everyone present is from the same two households (a ‘household’ can include the support bubble linked to that household). There are no time limits on outdoor recreation.


When fishing, you must practice social distancing and follow the  safety measures we’ve put in place.


Anyone found in breach of Government restrictions could face fixed penalty notices and may have their season permits withdrawn.


If you’d like to know more about our venues, open spaces or services click here. Keep safe and stay well.

We’re changing the way we manage some of our fishing venues to give anglers a better experience. 

Following a review, it has been agreed that the day to day operation of these eight sites will be managed by fully licensed fisheries, angling clubs, societies and consortia which is how our other 13 sites are managed. We feel that this route will provide the best experience and opportunities for anglers. 

We’ve started to source organisations keen to run the following sites: 
•    Stanstead Innings
•    Glen Faba
•    Nazeing Meads
•    Admirals Walk
•    Ashley
•    North Met Pit
•    Bowyers Water
•    Waltons Walk and Cornmill Stream

If you’re interested in doing this, please contact our agents Fenn Wright directly at

The current season has been extended to 25 July 2021, to take into account the days lost when night fishing was not permitted due to COVID restrictions.

This will mean that existing gravel pit permit holders will be able to fish up until midnight on 25 July on their existing permits. Waltons Walk permit holders will be able to continue fishing on their existing permits from 16 June up until midnight 25 July - this is to observe the close season that is currently in place on riverine stretches.

The 2021/22 season will commence on 26 July and will run until 15 June 2022. We’ll be contacting all existing permit holders in due course with details as to how you’ll be able to renew your permit for the 2021/22 season.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has recently been reviewing our ‘directly managed’ angling venues. We believe that, to see their continued development, they should be managed by angling clubs/consortiums in line with our other fisheries. As such during this transition period our waiting lists will remain dormant and closed.  


Should you currently be on a waiting list your details will remain on that list. In due course, with your permission, we’ll be able to pass your details onto the new club/licencee so that they may contact you directly in regards to purchasing a permit, when these become available. 

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