Layer Pit


Church Road, Layer de la Haye, CO2 0, Essex, United Kingdom

Layer Pit Information

This particular fishery can be found roughly 4 miles away from Colchester, just outside Layer-de-la-Haye. It is well-known for its big fish and, naturally, impressive catches. For example, anglers have enjoyed here 40lbs Carp in excess, as some reports suggest.

The fishing surface of the lake is around 14 acres – more than enough to give all the anglers on it equal chances to a rare catch. Reportedly, Carp is in abundance and is accompanied by a wide variety of other species, such as Roach, Pike, Bream, Eels, Perch, and Tench.

Keep in mind that access to the Layer Pit is based on club membership or permit. Anglers who wish to fish here must pay a fee to do so.

When it comes to the surroundings of the lake, they are extremely peaceful, as there are no major roads nearby. On top of that, the lake is lined with trees, making for cool summer fishing sessions.

What size do the fish go to?

Carp of over 40lbs.

Roach of around 3lbs.

Bream of over 12lbs.

Pike of over 25lbs.

Ells of around 6lbs.

Tench of over 8lbs.

Perch of over 3lbs.

What tactics work well?

Night fishing is not allowed. Peanuts may not be used as bait.

Other than that, basic tactics produce the best results – corn, boilies, bread, and luncheon meat for Carp and Pike. Worms, maggots, and any Jiggly bait for Bream, Roach, and so on.

What facilities are on site?

Toilets around the lake.

Is parking available?

One medium-sized car park at the main entry from Church Road.

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