Heron Hall

Brief description of fishery:

Heron Hall is a pretty water of around 3 acres with a small heavily wooded island, banks of reeds and patches of lilies. Depths range from 5ft to 11ft with an undulating bottom.

Be careful when fishing the swim on the steep bank that faces the island. There is a shallow underwater peninsula that goes out about 12m that you can get cut off on (it has been exposed on the past when the water is low)

One of our quietest waters, but also one of our most productive. With people seemingly put off by the 150yd walk from the car park to the lake, they are certainly missing out.

A firm favourite with the match anglers and those that don’t mind what species their next bite is from, Heron Hall has a variety of species of all sizes, including Carp to close to 20lb including some nice Mirrors. Plenty of Bream to just over 5lb, Ide to around 4lb, some small Tench (unusually small in that the biggest we have heard of is only about 10oz) small Roach and Rudd and a handful of small Perch and Gudgeon and a single Grass Carp of around 17lb. Pleasure and match weights of mainly Bream and Carp with the odd Ide have been taken to around 100lb. We have a rarity in Heron Hall in that it is a stillwater where Ide seem to breed (they don’t tend to in stillwaters unless conditions are perfect) so we are very lucky.

Recent stockings include

320lbs of Bream to 5lb (January 2021), 181lbs of mixed sized mixed silvers (January 2021)
100 x Ide to 1.5lb (January 2023)

Fishing Times

April 1 to March 31

5am to 10pm

Strictly no night fishing.


Tolleshunt D’Arcy

Off Beckingham Road, Tolleshunt D’Arcy CM9 8TU
Map reference                                                921/115
What3Words Entrance location                  allies.horizons.discouraged

Access & Parking

Go through the village of Tolleshunt Major heading towards Tolleshunt D’Arcy. Go round the double bend at the bottom of the hill and continue up Beckingham Road. At the top of the hill about half a mile before reaching Tolleshunt D’Arcy, the entrance to the fishery is on the left hand side of the road. There is a rough layby opposite. Once through the gate (Combination is on the reverse side of your membership card) turn immediately left and follow the track to the parking area. Strictly no vehicle access beyond this point. The lake is about 150 yards walk from the north end of the car park.



  • Bream
  • Common Carp
  • Eel
  • Ide
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench