Anglers with Disabilities
Lee Valley Regional Park offers a special permit to disabled anglers for the use of specifically designed disabled swims on seven of the fisheries. This allows the holder to fish and, if required, take one companion who may fish provided that this does not interfere with other permit holders or exceeds permit holders individual rod use allocation. Most of these sites are not exclusive to disabled people however disabled anglers have priority over the designated swims only. This permit allows day (dawn to dusk) angling only and is designed for use on these specific sites and swims only.
The Season runs from 16th June to 14th March inclusive except on the Gravel Pits: Nazeing Meads, Boot Pit and The North Met Pit where the season ends on the 15th June.
The disabled sites covered by this permit are as follows: Dobbs Weir Disabled site. Nazeing Meads Centre and North Lagoons: 4 x Swims (Not Brackens Pool). Slipe Lane, Boot Pit: 2 x Swims. North Met Pit: 7 x Swims, Old River Lea, Fishers Green: 3 x Swims. Lee Flood Relief Channel Hooks Marsh: 9 x Swims. Highbridge Street Disabled Site an information pack including maps, swim locations and details of the conditions of use is available from the Fisheries Office. Permits are via postal application only from Lee Valley Regional Park Fisheries Office (see page 36 Get Hooked Angling Guide for details).
To apply for this special permit, we require you provide a form of disability entitlement.
Access to some of the sites is via locked gates. A key can be purchased, as indicated in the descriptions, for vehicular access to these sites.
Alternatively, there are disabled angler swims at Banjo Lake and Stock Pit, Stanstead Abbotts, which are available to fish on a Day Ticket basis by booking with the Lee Valley Park Fishery Bailiff. Please see the Banjo Lake and Stock Pit pages for booking details (pages 12 and 24 Get Hooked Angling Guide for details). N/B the Car Park is a short distance from these swims.