Chigborough Fisheries, Maldon | Essex

Extremely mature water that opened in 1981, with plenty of bankside vegetation, making this picturesque location an ideal venue for specimen hunters and pleasure anglers alike. As well as housing monster catfish, the carp run up to high thirties. Depths run to over 12 feet in places and plenty of gravel bars and islands can be great fish-holding areas.

Contact: 07702 244440
Lake record: 38lb plus
Rules: No particle baits, no fires, no excess noise
Stock: A healthy stock of fish
Tickets: £20 for 24 hours
Satnav: CM9 4RE