Slipe Lane, Wormley, EN10 6, Herts, United Kingdom
Known as the preeminent carp lake at the Lea Lake complex, Railway Pit is five acres in size.
Presented by the Turnford Angling Consortium, this pit has a good stock of specimens thanks to an ongoing program that keeps things fleshed out year-round.
The Consortium’s involvement has meant an increase in the quality and weight of the carp in these waters, something anglers of all skill levels can enjoy.
There are 19 purpose-driven swims surrounding these waters. The pegs are spacious, with lots of room on the bank to fish and get set up.
Along with carp, Railway Pit features good stock of bream, tench, roach, rudd, and perch. Angling will even turn up the odd pike.
The entire complex is open to members 24 hours a day.
What size do the fish go to?
Carp specimens grow over 40 pounds in Railway Pit, while many can be found in the 20 and 30 pound range.
Bream and tench over 10 pounds have turned up in these waters, too.
What tactics work well?
There are a lot of regulars on Railway Pit, making it a great place for a chat and to turn up new tactics. Most have a lot of advice about what works best and what doesn’t work on any given day.
Searching with a marker float is never a bad idea, notably when it comes to the weed beds. That gives anglers as good a sense as any as to what’s prowling this pit. Great rewards await persistent fishing.
Is parking available?
There is a locked, members-only car park.