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A12 Lakes – Specimen Lake 2

Brook End Road, Chelmsford CM2 6NX, UK

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Carp fishing only

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Lake

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Beginner and Intermediate

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25 swims

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4.5 acres

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Stock: Bream, Carp, Perch, Roach and Tench

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A12 Cuton Lakes is regarded as the finest day and night ticket fishery Essex’s.

Specimen Lake 2, the easier of our specimen lakes, is well stocked with a good head of carp from lower doubles to mid 20’s and multiple catches are commonplace.

Our three lakes are open all year round apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day. All anglers and visitors must report to The Cabin upon arrival, which is located in the main car park. This is to show your eTicket, and swim reservation before you start fishing. Swims are booked subject to availability and must be vacated by your ticket expiry time to allow the next angler to begin fishing.

Departure:
On the day of your departure please can you ensure you have left the lake 20 minutes before dark or before your ticket ‘End’ time – whichever is earliest. Warning, our gates are locked 15 minutes before dark, we charge an Exit Fee of £20 if you fail to leave before the gate is closed.

Bringing Guests?
Pay on arrival

£5 per person /12hr
£10 per person /24hr
£15 per person /36hr
£20 per person /48hr
£30 per person /72hr

Children under 12?
Must be accompanied by an adult
£5 per child – please pay on arrival

Directions and Access

  • Go to Asda first (CM2 SRE). Before leaving Asda, enter the post code for the lakes (CM2 GNX), Now exit Asda and follow the directions.
  • They should tell you to go around the roundabout to turn Right which is the third exit onto Chelmer Village Way.
  • Straight after the bus stop, turn left onto Sanford Mill Road.
  • Continue down Sanford Mil Road and keep left at the junction which appears to be straight on.
  • At the next junction, turn right onto Brook End Road South.
  • Continue along for approximately 100 a yards and take the first entrance on the left, just before the humpback Chelmer bridge.
  • Drive though the gate and follow the private concrete road.
  • Finally, go under the A12 and keep left for the lake entrance.

Rules

  1. All anglers and visitors must report to the cabin before setting up.
  2. Departure: On the day of your departure please can you ensure you have left the lake 20 minutes before dark or before your ticket ‘End’ time – whichever is earliest. Warning, our gates are locked 15 minutes before dark, we charge an Exit Fee of £20 if you fail to leave before the gate is closed.
  3. Barbless hooks only. No micro barbs, no crushing of barbed hooks allowed, anglers found to be using barbed hooks will be banned for life. No excuses.
  4. Anglers must not leave rubbish or litter, rubbish must not be discarded over fencing or in vegetation, within the car parks. Do not leave rubbish on the entrance road or under the bridge, there is CCTV so leaving rubbish is an instant ban.
  5. Do not discard fishing line, it is dangerous to wildlife.
  6. No fires or barbecues.
  7. Do not cut back vegetation or damage trees, only fish from the designated swims provided.
  8. All children under 15 must be accompanied at all times by an adult.
  9. No Dogs.
  10. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, anyone found to be over a sensible level will be asked to leave and may incur a ban.
  11. No wading or swimming.
  12. Do not take fish from the fishery, it’s a criminal offence. Do not move fish from lake to lake, all of our large fish are microchipped and photographed, we will call the police and prosecute.
  13. All anglers MUST have a valid rod licence or licences.
  14. No rods are to be left unattended at any time.
  15. No knives with blades longer than 75 mm are allowed on these premises (ESSEX POLICE). Guns are banned and not allowed.
  16. No high power lights to be shone across the lakes.

TACKLE REQUIRED

  1. Landing net minimum size 42 inches with a handle.
  2. Unhooking mat of at least 36 inches long.
  3. If night fishing you must have a head torch.
  4. Braided hook lengths allowed. Lead core and leaders allowed.

TACKLE ALLOWED

  1. Bait boats, please respect other anglers. The half way rule applies.

ANGLERS MUST NOT USE

  1. Carp sacks or keep nets.
  2. Hand lines.
  3. Barbed, micro barbed or crushed barbed hooks.
  4. Mainline braid except for marker or spod rods.

FISH CARE & SAFETY

  1. No barbed, micro barbed or crushed barbed hooks.
  2. All fish to be returned to the lake using a sling or net, do not carry fish by hand.
  3. No fish to be held above knee height, all fish are to be held above unhooking mats or cradles at all times.
  4. No fixed rigs, inline or clips only.

BAIT BANS

  1. No tiger nuts, no mixed particles containing nuts.
  2. No vitalin, particles are allowed but must be cooked properly.

Cuton Lakes Ltd accepts no liability whatsoever for any personal injury, loss or damage to any personal property, however, it may be caused. Force majeure applies.

It is your duty as an angler to report anyone obviously breaking these rules, anyone acting in a suspicious manner must be reported instantly. Call 07958 336691.

The rules & charges are subject to change without prior notice. E & OE