Magic Lakes


Upshire, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3, Essex, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The aptly-named Magic Lakes is comprised of two lakes. The main body is larger and includes 33 fishing spots of around three to four feet in average depth. That provides plenty of opportunity to fish this water, often described as a “snake lake.” A great spot for pleasure and match fishing alike, the spots are surrounded in concrete and comfortable for any angler.

The smaller lake has 16 pegs, all of which are concreted like those in the larger lake.

Day tickets are available for Magic Lakes and the waters are open year round.

What size do the fish go to?

Magic Lakes feature a substantial variety of fishing, starting with carp well into the double figures. Bream are caught up to seven pounds in the larger lake, with tench of the same size also turning up. Barbel up to five pounds and one pound chub make an appearance, while good doses of roach, perch, Ghost carp, gold fish, golden tench, crucian carp, gudgeon, and rudd are known to hang out in the big lake.

The smaller lake has its own complement of tench, golden tench, fantails, silver bream, and other varieties – all stocked to an average of 70 pounds per swim.

What tactics work well?

Tactics at Magic Lakes range in style and personal preference, but bolies, nuts, and floating baits (with the exception of bread) are not allowed.

Some anglers have stated the carp like to hide under the platforms in the big lake, so fishing off the ledge works wonders.

What facilities are on site?

Magic Lakes has two toilets and a soda machine, plus the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Is parking available?

Parking is available at Magic Lakes.

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