Totham Pit

Brief description of fishery:

A mature 70+ year old gravel pit of 8+ acres with heavily wooded banks and 50+ swims. There is an interesting combination of shallows, bays and deeper water.

Most of the fish grow large here, with Tench to 8lb+, Bream to 10lb+ and Carp to over 30lb. Other species include Roach to around 2lb, Rudd over 1lb, Perch, Pike to 16lb+, Eels to 7lb, and Chub to 1lb 8oz.

There has been a history of Large Pike to over 20lb, Perch to 3lb+, Tench to nearly 10lb and larger Rudd, but these haven’t been seen in these sizes in recent years. It also had some large Crucian Carp years ago but they seem to have vanished nowadays. We hope to be proven wrong…

Totham Pit doesn’t give up any of its species easily. It’s a water that takes some learning and watercraft to find the fish and their haunts and routes. Having said that, some bumper bags and specimen sized fish lay in wait for those wishing to put the time and effort in.

Recent stockings include…

23x C3 Mirror Carp to nearly 12lb (February 2021)

360x Chub to 1lb 8oz (January 2022)

14x C4/C5 Carp. 8 Commons, 6 Mirrors from 21lb to 26lb 8oz (December 2022)

We have an ongoing programme of work parties to improve the water, swims and access paths.

Minimum line strength of 15lb when fishing for Pike.

Fishing Times

April 1 to March 31

5am to 10pm

Night permit fishing allowed.



Off Hall Road, Great Totham CM9 8NP
Map reference                                     860/112
What3Words Entrance location        memory.busy.allies

Access & Parking

Take the B1022 from Maldon to Colchester into Great Totham village, turn right into School Road. Follow the road into Hall Road. The entrance gate is the first of two gates on the right (sign-posted MAS) enter through the gate into the car park (combination code is shown on the back of your membership card) – ON NO ACCOUNT TRY TO USE THE PRIVATE TRACK THAT RUNS PARALLEL TO OUR OWN



  • Bream
  • Chub
  • Common Carp
  • Eel
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach
  • Rudd
  • Tench