Railway Pond

Brief description of fishery:

Possibly more renowned for its weed rather than its fish for many years. Railway pond has had big issues with Red Azolea, Hornwort and Duck Weed

This roadside pond has produced some good bags of fish for those anglers willing to try it in years where it has had the odd hole to fish or a year of slightly less vigorous weed growth or for those who had time to persevere with a weed rake.

Small Tench, Crucian Carp, Goldfish and Rudd keep most anglers busy. It was first thought that we were lucky enough to have to have a water with only true Crucian Carp but we have since noticed that some fish are showing signs of having interbred with illegally introduced Goldfish.

The last couple of years have seen extensive work including tree removal, new swims and bank excavation taking place (many thanks to all of those that have helped with this, as a lot of work was involved)

This is with many thanks to the EA helping the club to get a grant as an “Urban Fishery Redevelopment”

Things are not done yet, we still have a plan to dig out and dredge the water, as although the look of the water has drastically improved, actually fishing it can still be a challenge.

We are looking forward to what this water is capable of producing in the future. Rest assured, our aim is to make this happen.

Fishing Times

April 1 to March 31

5am to 10pm

Strictly no night fishing.



Off Heybridge Approach, Heybridge CM9 4QW
Map reference                                          848/079
What3Words Entrance location             inflating.dabbling.satellite

Access & Parking

Take the Maldon Bypass (A414) from Maldon towards Heybridge. After crossing the River Blackwater and the Maldon Canal, turn left at the roundabout. After 100 yards take the left turn (entrance to Elm Farm Park) and park on the roadside. The lake is adjacent to the bypass roundabout.



  • Carp
  • Crucian Carp
  • Eel
  • Goldfish
  • Rudd
  • Tench