Bordeaux Pit


Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1UA, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The Bordeaux Pit fishery is located in Essex – in Saffron Walden, to be precise. It is a coarse fishery type and is comprised of two different bodies of water. The pond is 1/3 acres, while the lake is 2.3 acres. Overall, both waters are under ideal shelter for fishing.

Anglers can enjoy any of the 39 swims spread throughout the area that sits below the surrounding environment (for increased wind protection). The fishery is mixed and contains a great variety of species, from Carp to Chub, Ide, Bream, Roach, Tench, Crucian, and so on.

Reportedly, there are some tackle shops around that anglers can rely on for supplies. Keep in mind that the Bordeaux Pit is not meant to be a commercial fishery. While the stock is plenty, the waters are not overstocked.

What size do the fish go to?

Carp weigh an average of 14lbs.

Crucian of 3lbs.

Chub of up to 5lbs.

Bream of over 5lbs.

Perch of over 3lbs.

Tench, Ide, Rudd, and Roach of up to 3lbs.

What tactics work well?

Common baits with pellet and corn are recommended during the summer, as well as pop-up boilies. These are probably the best when it comes to catching carp.

Small fish catch is ensured by small bait and Jiggly fly.

Little and often is the preferred feeding method on this particular fishery.

What facilities are on site?

Fishing waters behind locked gate.

No other facilities on site.

Is parking available?

Small parking spot near the entry point.

Roadside parking on the road leading to the lake, where available.

Youtube videos of Bordeaux Pit


After some more fisheries in Essex?

Why not check out our full list of fisheries in Essex or our list of fishing shops in Essex

Leave a Comment