Danbury Trout Lake


Sporehams Lane, Danbury, CM3 4, Essex, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Fly fishing is the thing at Danbury Trout Lake, a one and a half acre reservoir tucked in near Danbury. This spot is nestled in lovely woods and stocked throughout the season with beautiful rainbow trout.

Run by the Chelmsford Angling Association, Danbury Trout Lake runs its season from April 1 to November 31.

There is no catch and release at this spot, with a two fish bag limit per day in place. 10 fish are permitted per week, with a 60-fish limit per season enforced by the association.

Danbury Trout Lake features seven fishing platforms. Anglers can weigh their catches at a chalet constructed on location. Notably, night fishing is not permitted at this lake.

What size do the fish go to?

Rainbow trout in Danbury Trout Lake range from one to two and a half points in general. Some trout have been captured clocking in at over three pounds, with those over-wintered fish making up the exception not the rule.

What tactics work well?

Float fishing is a popular way to catch rainbow trout, but anglers may have their own tactics that draw in the big one. Experimentation is key and testing the waters is never a bad idea, especially when it comes to charting the depths of Danbury Trout Lake.

Angling is restricted to 50 permits per season. There is a fee for a key to the fishery, along with the standard membership dues.

What facilities are on site?

There is a chalet on location for weighing fish.

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