Fishing Types

At Hanningfield Waterside Park

Bait Trout Fishing
Fly Trout Fishing

Hanningfield Waterside Park is regarded by many as one of the best any method premier still water trout fisheries in the UK.

Set within a picturesque part of Essex, this is one fishery you do not want to miss.

With a stocking over the season of a minimum of 50,000 high quality rainbow trout, along with 1,000 home grown specimens, you have the opportunity of catching fish weighing up to 10lbs and over.

You can fish from the top of the dam, from the natural bank or from one of our 35 Coulam motor boats, so every time you visit you can enjoy a different experience.

On site we have an excellent shop stocked with everything you need for a day’s fishing including rods, reels, tackle, accessories, clothing, worms and baits. You can also visit our Cafe on the Water after a full day out for some quality tea and coffee, sandwiches, pastries, cakes or a delicious hot meal.

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our 2019 price list

For fishing at Hanningfield

Permit Type Full Day Concessions Credit Cruncher
Trout Permit £29 £27 £22
12 Fish Permit (New for 2019) £40 N/A N/A
Catch & Release Sporting Permit - Fly only £18 N/A N/A
Boat hire midweek - Day hire £20 N/A N/A
Boat hire midweek - N/A N/A N/A
Boat hire weekend - Day hire £27 N/A N/A

Best Locations To Fish at Hanningfield

We have provided some useful location tips to help you catch. Our rangers are also very happy to assist you in choosing the best method, flies and baits for you to have a fantastic day fishing. Speak to them on your arrival in the shop or as they are working around the reservoir.

Bank anglers

From the valve tower to the gold fish bowl on the main dam wall, and from the peninsula to the inlet, all methods respond well.

Boat anglers

Hall point, Atlantis and the bird hide in lodge bay are great places to start. In summer look out for the bubble lines, which consistently hold fish that respond well to both fly and spinners.

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Experience Fishing At Waterside Parks

Where to find us

Directions to Hanningfield Waterside Park

From the A12 take the A1245 (Howe Green). After three miles turn right at The Bell public house into South Hanningfield Road. After two miles, turn right into Giffords Lane just after The Old Windmill public house.

Hanningfield fishing lodge is at the bottom of the lane.

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