North Met Lake


Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN8 9TY, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The North Met Pit is a mature gravel lake divided into two parts. The main part is 45 acres in size, while a North section comprises 13 acres.

The fish can move between the two spots thanks to a big pipe under a causeway, which makes for some unique and adventurous fishing. The stock love to move and explore the various features and benefits of each area at North Met Pit.

Both spots highlight details like gravel bars, points, bays, and islands.

The North Met Pit primarily concerns itself with carp. Tench, pike, and eels also teem these waters.

There are disabled swims at this location.

What size do the fish go to?

A number of carp clock in at over 30 pounds here, including two 40-pounders named “Tyson” and “Baby Basil.”

What tactics work well?

The features are where the action is. Carp can be found near the bars or plateaus, plus they like to hang in the weed beds and gullies. There are a lot of surprises in the North section, as this area can be a little underfished due to the popularity of the main portion.

A modern approach works best to snag the carp, with boilies turning up top-tier results when fishing over pellet.

The shallows are particularly prolific in the warmer months, but location is always everything.

Anglers can pick up eels with a little targeting of the silted areas, especially when using lobworms or small dead baits.

Is parking available?

Parking is available at the Fishers Green Angler’s car park, which is next to the electricity station. Vehicles should not be left unattended in the Turnford and Cadmore Lane area.

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2 thoughts on “North Met Lake”

  1. Such a shame, I could fish there on a day ticket. I was 14 years old, wonderful place to catch really good size roach with hemp. Looks totally ruined now, I’m 72 looks horrible. And the cost of of a day ticket was half a crown. Money well spent, not today I expect, pop in by a bush, feed with little and often hemp, nice lumps we would catch, 12 /13 foot of water 2 or 3 foot from the bank. I bet never repeated. 😭

  2. I agree with everything Steve Merry above said. I used to fish there from the 1950s to 1970s the day tickets in those days allowed families to fish together. On Sundays in the summer it used to be crowded around the lakes. Those were the days of affordable cheap fishing for families. I’ve still got a London fishing booklet that shows how cheap the day tickets were, and fishing in the Thames water area around London no license was required. Today fishing these lakes is so expensive only the rich bankers and toffs can afford to fish there. Today it’s difficult to find quickly a website that tells you the fishing price. Today I only go there for walking.


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