Prestons Lake


Colne Engaine, Colchester CO6 2HS, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Within easy reach of Colchester, Essex, is Prestons Lake. This secluded and well-stocked 19 acre fishing lake is popular with locals and anglers from further afield.

Prestons Lake is long-established and stocked with many species, plenty of which have grown to good sizes.

This is a stream-fed lake and the water quality is very good indeed. This encourages fish to grow to good sizes.

The lake is home to various species of carp, plus pike, tench, bream roach and perch as well as hybrids. There are many silver fish also in the lake.

Within the carp stocks are a batch bred by Mark Symonds which are fast-growing and expected to exceed 20lbs quickly.

Fishing around the lake is from flat banks. This makes it entirely suited to disabled persons.

Note that the Top End of the lake is designated a nature reserve. Fishing from this area is not permitted with automatic expulsion from the club if found doing so.

Prestons Lake requires membership and is open year-round with no closed season.

What size do the fish go to?

There are plenty of carp in Prestons Lake heavier than 30lbs. Pike are less prevalent with a few at that weight. The Mark Symonds Carp will exceed 20lbs quickly.

What facilities are on site?

There are two toilets in the car park area which are regularly cleaned by a contractor.

Is parking available?

Parking is plentiful at Prestons Lake with just a short walk to the lake itself.

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