157 Whipps Cross Rd, London E11 1NP, United Kingdom
Hollow Pond is in Epping Forest and holds a few giant carp for those that are willing to put in the work to catch them. Hollow Pond is about 13 acres in size when you take all of the islands into account, so it is a massive water, even if the name doesn’t give away this secret. Hollow Pond has gone through some changes over the years and isn’t as heavily fished as it once was. The council have also removed some of the fish stock from the lake. But massive carp can still be seen sunbathing on a walk around the lake on a sunny day.
What size do the fish go to?
No one is too sure. The lake isn’t fished too much at the moment. However, 20s and even 30lbers can be seen sunbathing on hot days. There could be even bigger carp in this lake, though. After all, Hollow Pond is massive, and the fish like to spread out here.
What tactics work well?
Well, as Hollow Pond hasn’t been fished too much in recent years, natural baits would be a good choice. The carp are very familiar with natural baits and trust them. Worms and maggots could be a good choice. Casting into the centre of the lake or sticking close to an island are both good tactics.
What facilities are on site?
Being in Epping Forest, there is plenty around Hollow Pond like shops, cafes and public toilets to use while you fish.
Is parking available?
Parking is available close to Hollow Pond. However, pack light gear. Hollow Pond is so big that you’ll need your walking shoes on to find a good spot to fish.