Banjo Lake

Banjo Lake 

At just under 3 acres in size this mature gravel pit is a Day Ticket fishery for Carp anglers wishing to put a bend in their rods. With continual remedial fisheries work, this venue benefits from a proactive stocking programme whereby there are now between 150–200 Carp between 10lb and just over 30lbs. The water has established itself as being a productive winter venue with fish regularly being caught during even the coldest spells


Primarily stocked with Carp, plus good numbers of Rudd, Roach, Perch and Tench. The average size of the Carp is progressing each year, with an increasing number of 20lb– 25lb+ fish being banked. Some stunning, heavily scaled fish, stocked between 2006–8 are now putting in appearances over 20lb too.


The pit has many underwater features including bars, plateaus and gullies but do not ignore the marginal cover provided by trees and reed beds on the far bank. The swims on the lake are very comfortable being formal and constructed to a high standard.


The fish have been fed regularly on pellet since the stocking. A good quality boilie fished with a PVA bag of pellets, on top of a scattering of pellets and boilies has proved a winning combination. In certain areas crayfish are present so air drying your hookbaits or using artificial corn or boilies can work well. Big bags of silver fish can be caught using maggot and waggler tactics.


There is a limit of two rods per angler. Being a narrow lake, there are markers indicating which areas you are able to fish to from each swim during busier periods.


Banjo Lake is run as a Day fishery and 12 and 24 hour tickets are only available from the Lee Valley Regional Park Fishery Bailiff on the bank side. Please note all swims MUST be booked in advance via the Lee Valley Regional Park Bailiff by text only on 07907 212035 or by email at


Anglers parking is available adjacent to the gate with only a short walk to the fishery. Please note 12 and 24 hour ticket anglers are not permitted to take their vehicles beyond the gated area.


Access from Marsh Lane, Stanstead Abbotts. Disabled swims are available at this site.




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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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