Straits Mill Fishery


Convent Ln, Braintree CM7 9RN, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Owned by the Billericay & District Angling Club, Straits Mill Fishery has been developed over the last 50 years into an idyllic fishing spot. The area used to be a gravel pit and swamp, but the transformation that has taken place is astonishing. The club has much to be proud of.

There are two lakes at Straits Mill, Braintree. Both lakes have over 50 swims and both feature flat perimeters, which makes access safe and comfortable.

Straits Mill is noted for year-round fishing, producing quality catches and great experiences. Significant changes were made over the years, like the relocation of pike and carp to the big lake from the small lake. Tench have been introduced to the small lake. Both lakes hold good amounts of bream.

That attention to detail and willingness to evolve is a big part of what makes Straits Mill an interesting spot.

The Billericay & District Angling Club ensures that a bailiff will visit the site each day, so users must be prepared with club cards and licenses. Anglers will be asked to leave if they cannot produce adequate identification.

Straits Mill does not currently permit night fishing.

What size do the fish go to?

Bream has been found up to six pounds, while 40-pound bags aren’t uncommon. The fishery also hosts a good head of carp at 28 pounds, plus top-tier roach, rudd, and perch can be discovered.

What facilities are on site?

There is drinking water on location. Onsite toilets are also available.

Is parking available?

There is a secure car park at the end of the drive from the main gates off Covent lane. The car park provides easy access to a level walkway, with grass paths surrounding the lake and river. The Billericay & District Angling Club is constantly repairing and improving access, so changes may be in the works.

The back swim areas also have handrails.

Youtube videos of Straits Mill Fishery


After some more fisheries in Essex?

Why not check out our full list of fisheries in Essex or our list of fishing shops in Essex

Leave a Comment