Oak Lodge Fishery


Daws Heath Road, Benfleet, SS7 2TA, Essex, United Kingdom


Fishery Information

Noted for fish of significant size, the Oak Lodge Fishery is located in Essex. It is a hotbed of carp and catfish in particular.

Oak Lodge Fishery is about 2.4 acres of beautiful lake, with depth ranges from three feet to 18 feet. There are 10 large swims of manicured shape, with woodchips surrounding the pegs.

Oak Lodge Fishery has been open since April of 1995, with fishing year round. Night fishing is also available.

What size do the fish go to?

Size matters at the Oak Lodge Fishery, with carp turning up in the double-digits. 40 different fish range in the 20 pound range, while the catfish fetch the most interest due to ranging from 30 pounds to 70 pounds. There are two in the 100+ pound range, which makes Oak Lodge Fishery quite the attraction spot. Make sure to take pictures.

Carp over 35 pounds have been reported, too.

What tactics work well?

Rigging and catching big fish is sometimes a matter of personal opinion, but there are tactics for hauling in those particularly challenging fish – like the Oak Lodge Fishery catfish.

Snagging the big boys takes planning and familiarity, so get used to the grounds before you head out. Oak Lodge Fishery makes this easy due to its well-appointed pathways.

Catfish are active at night and early in the morning while the sky is still somewhat dark, so plan ahead. The availability of night fishing tickets at Oak Lodge Fishery creates a special opportunity to land a monumental catch.

Make sure you have a sturdy net, too. You don’t want to be caught without the right gear when the big one bites.

What facilities are on site?

There is a tackle shop onsite that provides basic supplies and general fishing advice for those looking for an edge.

Is parking available?

There is a parking lot on the premises.

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