Angling & fisheries

Angling and fisheries

The current portfolio of angling venues includes 27 Gravel Pits and 17 stretches of River/Flood Channel that facilitate coarse angling comprising of 29 different venues of which 15 are directly managed by the Fisheries department, 13 are licensed to Angling Clubs, Societies and Consortia and one which is jointly managed.

Coronavirus update

4 November 2020

Our season permit fisheries are unaffected by the lockdown rules that come into force from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December as angling is still permitted. If fishing at one of our venues please ensure you follow social distancing and all H&S guidance we’ve issued.
If you’d like to know more about other Lee Valley venues, our open spaces for services click here.


Lee Valley Regional Park offers a range of options to the specimen angler. From large, open gravel pits to smaller mature lakes, from vast flood relief system to the intimate and wild feeling Old River Lee. All residing species grow to and are regularly caught at specimen weights with Carp to over 50lb, Barbel to over 17lb, Chub over 9lb, Perch over 5lb, Bream over 16lb, Tench 14lb.
Please take a look through our Get Hooked guide for more information. 
The Lee Valley Fisheries team directly manage the following:   
You can find out more about our angling venues here or have an overall look at our map
Some of our fisheries are licenced to angling clubs, societies and consortia. Find out who’s running these venues and who to contact here
Our fisheries are situated throughout Essex and Hertfordshire. See our prices, how to apply for a season permit or join a waiting list here.
Our gravel pits are open all year round with the river systems following the traditional closed season from 15 March – 15 June All fish must be returned to where they were caught alive. Our dedicated team manage our Fisheries to ensure our high standards of sustainable and environmental practice are being followed by all. To read more about the rule and conditions of our angling venues please click here.
If you have any questions about our sites please email our fisheries team.


Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (Fisheries)

Holyfield Hall Farm
Stubbins Hall Lane
Waltham Abbey
Essex EN9 2EG

03000 030622*

*Calls will be charged at local rate


Useful contacts

Environment Agency
General enquiries: 01707 632 300
Emergency: 0800 807 060
Some of fisheries in Lee Valley Regional Park are run directly by licensed angling clubs. Contact details for each club can be found here 

Read our health and safety advice for permit and day ticket holders here.

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