Little London Reservoir

Brief description of fishery:

Smaller than Bog Grove at around 2 acres and stocked with Roach to 1lb, mainly small Perch, Rudd to 1lb, Crucian Carp to 8oz, Tench to 6lb, Bream to 10lb+, Pike to low doubles, although mainly Jacks, some large Eels to 4lb and a fairly low stock of Carp to low 20’s.

Although it has been known as quite a hard water in the past, it has produced some particularly good bags ofsilver fish in the last few seasons. Especially with quality sized Roach in the autumn months.

Some perseverance with the EA trying to introduce a population of Crucian Carp is slowly starting to pay off, with some beautiful little 6 to 8oz fish starting to show recently.

Big Bream and some Tench tend to show occasionally as part of mixed bags by pleasure anglers or as accidental captures by Carp anglers. The Bream tend to average at around 8lb with some fish over 10lb.

Not known known as a particularly easy water to catch the relatively low stock of Carp, those that put the time and effort in can be rewarded with some fine looking and not very regularly caught fish.

There is a plan to remove some of the mass of small Perch to relocate to other club waters in the spring of 2023. In the hope that the remaing Perch will grow on to bigger sizes.

Little London is being managed as a mixed fishery and hopefully one where Crucian Carp will become abundant, due to its low stock of other Carp.

Recent stockings include…

2500x very small Crucian Carp (August 2021)
225x Tench to 1lb 8oz (January 2022)
400lbs of mixed sized mixed silvers (May 2022)
400x small Crucian Carp (June 2022)

We also intend to stock some Idethis winter (2023)

Fishing Times

April 1 to March 31

5am to 10pm

Night Permit fishing allowed.



Off Blind Lane, Goldhanger CM9 8LW
Map reference                                                       890/095
What3Words Entrance location                          arts.ditching.squaring

Access & Parking

Take the B1206 from Maldon / Heybridge towards Goldhanger via Goldhanger Road. After approx. 2 miles take the turning on the left (Wash lane) immediately prior to the narrow bridge. Follow Wash Lane for approx. 1 mile, then turn right into Blind Lane. You will find the entrance gate 100 yards on the left (combination on the rear of your membership card). Follow the track across the field to find the car park on the far side of the lake.



  • Crucian Carp
  • Eel
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench