North Met Pit
The North Met Pit is a mature gravel pit of 58 acres divided into two. The main body of the lake is approximately 45 acres with the North section covering around 13 acres. A large pipe running under a causeway allows the fish to move freely between the two areas. Both the main lake and the North are a maze of gravel bars, islands, points and bays, hence location is the key to catching. The rewards for getting location and tactics right can be phenomenal!
The North Met Pit is primarily a Carp fishery, however Tench, Pike and large Eels are also present. The fishery contains an impressive head of well-known Carp over 30lb and there is an increasing number of these specimens now over 40lb including ‘Tyson’ and ‘Baby Basil’.
For the Carp, find features such as bars, plateaus, holes in weed beds and gullies. The North section is very under-fished and regular observation and baiting could produce a few surprises.
For the Carp, any of the wellknown, good quality boilies work well when fished over pellet or particle. In the warmer months the shallow areas are worth locating as the fish tend
to be found there in numbers. A mobile approach and fish location is the key. The large Eels are best targeted in the silty areas with small dead-baits or a popped-up bunch of lobworms.
There is a limit of three rods per angler. The ‘Out of Bounds’ areas are not to be fished under any circumstances.
There are two types of Season Permit available for the North Met Pit a Day/Night and a Day Only Season Permit. A waiting list is in operation for this fishery.
Fishers Green Angler’s Car Park adjacent to Electricity Station. NB – It is advised that vehicles are not left unattended in the Turnford and Cadmore Lane area.
Access from Fishers Green, via Stubbins Hall Lane, off the Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey. From the Car Park go across the River Lee and Lee Navigation bridges. Disabled swims are available at this site.