Angling in the Lee Valley


The current portfolio of angling venues includes 27 Gravel Pits and 17 stretches of River/Flood Channel that facilitate coarse angling comprising of 24 different venues of which 11 are directly managed by the Fisheries department, 12 are licensed to Angling Clubs, Societies and Consortia and one which is jointly managed.

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. 

Lee Valley Fisheries

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

03000 030 622 *

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Anyone found in breach of Government restrictions could face fixed penalty notices and may have their season permits withdrawn.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

The Lee Valley Fisheries team directly manage the following:   

  • Stanstead Innings

  • Glen Faba

  • Dobbs Weir (Disabled Site)

  • Nazeing Meads

  • Admirals Walk

  • Slipe Lane Pits

  • Ashley

  • North Met Pit

  • Bowyers Water

  • Waltons Walk and Cornmill Stream

  • Highbridge Street (Disabled Site)


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. 


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 rules and conditions of our angling venues click here.