Stock Pit

Stock Pit

At just under two acres in size this picturesque mature gravel pit in Stanstead Abbotts, is a Day and Day-Night Ticket Fishery containing some stunning looking Carp. Located just yards away from Banjo Lake, it offers a completely different challenge and atmosphere, being deeper, clearer, weedier and more intimate than Banjo. Boardwalks and large platforms surround the lake and provide comfortable, clean swims year-round.


Primarily stocked with Carp, plus Rudd, Roach, Perch and Tench. The Carp range in size from low doubles to mid-thirties.


The Pit has many interesting features including bars, reedbeds, tree stumps and expansive weedy areas in summer. All the swims produce fish and they can be caught in the deep margins right in the edge if you are quiet.


The fish respond well to good quality pellet and boilies fished with PVA bags. Beds of particles also attract groups of fish. The large reed-beds are popular areas for the carp to bask in during the warmer months so keep an eye on them. Strong tackle is recommended as the fish fight hard and will try to bury themselves in weed. During warm, sunny spells the Carp can be seen cruising on the surface and may be tempted by a floating pellet or mixer.


There is a limit of two rods per angler. Being a small lake, there are markers indicating which areas you are able to fish between from each swim when busy.


Stock Pit is run as a Day/Night fishery and 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 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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