Chelmsford Angling Association

With 14 Lakes and miles and miles of river fishing, Chelmsford Angling Association offer quite simply some of the best fishing in Essex.

Membership Prices

SENIOR MEN 18 – 64 years  £73.00
LADIES 18 – 64 years £65.00
JUNIOR 12 – 15 years £31.00
CHILD under 12 £11.00
INTERMEDIATE 16 – 17 Years £44.00
SENIOR CITIZENS 65 years and over  £51.00
DISABLED   £46.00


Waters of note


Boreham Mere

10 acres comprising 3 lakes, 6½, 1½ and ¼ acre plus 2 stock ponds (which are not fished). Main Lake and Back Lake restocked in 1996 and 1997 with 20,000 mixed species. With plenty of natural food and weed cover during the summer months fish are showing rapid growth. Carp stocked at 10-12lb. are now 25-30+ lb. Night fishing available with valid permit. Open for fishing from 1st May


Willows – 6 acres

The Willows has varying depths to 15 feet. Past catches over recent years show Carp had exceeded the 50Ib mark with there being some very old king carp amongst these.There is a 40 lb+ carp present and there are a number of 30lb fish and plenty of 20lb fish.


Braxted Front – 3 acres

With depths to 20ft in a pretty much featureless lake this well sheltered spot is home to at least two 30lb + commons and plenty of 20lb + fish to keep anyone happy.


Braxted Back – 3 acres

Depths to 18 ft this little gem has it all, deep margins, overhanging bushes, big weed beds, gravel bars, silt pockets. Within its beautiful clear water lurk some of the best, most sort after commons in Essex. with carp to 50lb+ a the right time of the year.t

There are  only a few mirrors one of which is knocking 30lb and there is another 2 at 20lb+. Also there is a number of smaller carp coming through from mid doubles down to 3lb mark all in perfect condition.


Braxted Reservoir – 6 acres

Depths slowly fall from 3 – 18ft at the Dam in this 6 acre lake. The fish like to move about quite a lot so location is the upmost importance.

A lot of methods work well in the Reservoir, from good quality boilies, method mix, pellets and particles to name a few.

Biggest common can go to 36lb at the right time of year, and mirrors in the high 20’s fish are a plenty.


Wicks Mere – 6 acres

With carp to 40lb, 8 carp over 30lb and plenty of upper 20s this is an attractive environment that greets the angler as he arrives at the car park located at the top of a track leading down to this excellent fishery.


Blunts Mere – 2.7 acres

Blunts Mere at 2.7 acres is a picturesque mature gravel pit set in the Ulting Countryside. common and mirror carp to 28lb. A good head of Carp averaging 10-15Ibs, with upper doubles and twenties becoming more regular.


Cants Mere – 3 acres

Cants Mere at 3 acres is mainly a Carp Fishery with fish in the 7-29lb bracket.


Tufnell Mere – 17 acres

Carp to 27lb


Micklem Mere – 7 acres

Chelmsford Angling Association has acquired a long term lease on this 7 Acre Lake in 2013

Recently run as a trout syndicate. Members fly fishing have reported being smashed up by “monster carp” it is believed to hold approximately 200 carp. Sizes are unknown but carp to 30lb are rumoured.


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