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Holyfield Carp Lake


Welcome to Holyfield Carp Lakes website. You may choose from 3 lakes (Top Lake, Bottom Lake & match Lake) Holyfield Fishery provides toilets, a cafe and 24 hour CCTV monitoring of the car park. For details of the three lakes see below.


Holyfield Bottom Lake is a specimen carp lake, with carp ranging from around 8lb up to 35.5lb. Including Tench up to 6.5lb, the lake itself is just under four acres with a silty bottom, the lake is well stocked with average sized Carp at around 20lb. Membership for this lake is available or day tickets can be purchased on the bank.



22lb Bottom Lake




33lb 4oz

 Holyfield Top Lake restricted to memebers only at weekends and is for over 18's only. The present lake record is 33lb 4oz, with an average size of 15lb. There is also a good stock of Tench up to 4lb, the lake features two islands with mature trees surrounding. The bottom of the lake is clay with some weed and Lilly pads, during the summer months, many of the fish are caught at the surface. Top and bottom lakes are both open 7 days a week.




Holyfield Match Lake recently opened in 2003, is around one acre in size. Consisting of 12 swims, the lake is very well stocked with a range of fish including Roach, Rudd, Bream, Perch, carp and Tench. This lake is open to beginners or experienced fishermen. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult.



 The lake is open seven days a week for day tickets or can be booked for private matches. Holyfield Fishery provides toilets, a cafe and 24 hour CCTV monitoring of the car parking area. We also often have some small home bred Carp and Tench available in our fish house.






Lakes Website

Holyfield Fisheries Carp Lakes, Fishers Green Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey

Essex EN9 2ED


Tel : 01992 768012  


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