Braxted Front Lake


Little Braxted, Witham, CM8 3EW, Essex, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The 3-acre lake is pretty much rudimentary when it comes to features and amenities. However, this makes it ideal for silent, natural fishing sessions. This fishery is located in Witham, Essex and has another lake near it as well – the Braxted back lake.

In terms of notable species, the lake is stocked with large Carp, Roach, Tench, Eels, as well as Bream. As for depth, it can go as low as 20 feet. Braxted Front Lake features a total of 17 swims. On top of that, anglers can also make use of the marginal shelves that are quite close to reeds, ensuring a silent and quick catch.

The two lakes that make the fishery are rather secluded and are unlikely to experience a lot of noise or traffic. Unfortunately, no cafés or pubs are nearby. Though, there is a convenience store and, ideal for anglers, a Bait & Tackle shop. The latter requires a bit of a drive from the Front Lake.

What size do the fish go to?

Carp average is 20lbs.

At least two large Carp of over 30lbs.

Tench of over 7lbs.

Roach and Eels of over 2lbs.

Bream of over 6lbs.

What tactics work well?

Maximum 2 rods per angler.

Any angling tactic is ideal for this particular lake, especially boilies and method mix.

Carp is fond of bread, and sweetcorn, while smaller fish will reel straight in with basic bait and Jiggly fly.

A large padded unhooking mat is also recommended.

What facilities are on site?

No facilities on site.

Is parking available?

Small parking area near the Front Lake.

Parking might be available at the nearby Coleman’s Cottage Fishery.

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