Turnford Complex – Marsh Pit


Slipe Lane, Wormley, EN10 6, Herts, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Marsh Pit is a very unique location at the Lea Lake complex, which is run by the Turnford Angling Consortium.

This is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, so changes to the grounds are not always possible. The banks and environments are pretty much “as is,” which makes this a natural but tough place to get a spot of fishing in.

One end of Marsh Pit is particularly dense and pushing platforms out over fishable areas, while the other end is constructed with swims set into the ecological bank growth.

The waters are shallow, with islands, arms, reeds, and other features creating a pack of challenges for anglers of all skill levels.

Carp, rudd, tench, bream, roach, and perch are found in these waters. Pike can turn up here as well.

What size do the fish go to?

The biggest Consortium pike is located here. Weighing in at over 31 pounds, he is affectionately known as the heavyweight at this site.

Carp up to 40 pounds can be fished from Marsh Pit.

What tactics work well?

Summer fishing turns up plenty of rudd and tench in particular, with the rudd pretty eager to get on the rod.

Specimens are prone to linger near the reed beds in the bays.

The pike like to hang out around the bank parallel to the pathway, while the lower bay carries the deepest water and sometimes the more prolific fish.

Is parking available?

There is a locked members-only parking lot on the premises.

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