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Hook-up great fishing holidays in Essex at Waldegraves

For fishing holidays in Essex that will leave you hooked, choose Waldegraves Holiday Park! Whether you prefer sea fishing or coarse fishing, there’s something for every keen or novice angler at our site.

Our four, well-stocked fishing lakes in Essex are brimming with top quality Carp, Bream, Tench, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Gudgeon which are guaranteed to meet the expectations of the keenest angler. Managed by a permanent fishing warden, the fish and their environments are maintained to the highest standard. Our lakes have also recently been improved with new swims added!

Waldegraves is one of the premier destinations for fishing holidays in Essex, as we also offer sea fishing from our very own private beach. Here you could be lucky enough to catch anything from sea bass, sole and mackerel to plaice, whiting and dog fish. And, if you would like to venture further out onto the water, you can do so with our own boat launching facilities. From here you can explore the waters around Mersea Island… and try to land a monster off the coast!

To complement our fishing lakes in Essex and sea fishing opportunities, we also sell tackle and bait for both fresh and seawater fishing from the on-site Wheatgrain shop.

Take a look around our fishing lakes in Essex…

Browse around our lakes in our virtual tour below!


Coarse Fishing
 Adult 1 x rod
 Adult 2 x rods
 Child 1 x rod
 Child 2 x rods
 Day ticket

7am – 8pm

(7pm in winter monts)

 Evening ticket

5pm – 8pm

Weekly Ticket
Weekend Ticket

Friday – Sunday

Weekday Ticket

Monday – Friday



Special Fishing Breaks – ENJOY FREE FISHING 

throughout your stay in our holiday homes !

Stay Monday to Friday from just £139
or Friday, Saturday & Sunday night from only £169. Groups welcome!

Our special fishing break dates for 2017:

  • 20th – 28th February
  • 1st – 31st March
  • 1st – 20th October
  • 1st – 30th November
  • 1st – 18th December

* This offer is for guests staying in our luxury holiday homes and on special breaks only.


Bait Rules Environment Agency
  • No particle bait (hemp, sweetcorn (in moderation) nuts etc)
  • No chum mixer, dog biscuits or cat food)
  • No bait to be discarded in the water
  • Maximum 1 kilo of dry ground bait (not to be used in the summer months)
  • No live bait, spinners, plugs or dead bait
  • Boilies to be used in moderation
  • Any one person may use no more than two rods at any one time.
  • No angler shall leave a baited rod unattended in or out of the water.
  • Rod licenses must be carried at all times.


Fishing rules

  • No Night Fishing
  • No keep nets or carp sacks
  • No line over 15lbs
  • No rods to be left unattended in the water
  • Maximum hook size 10, no barbed hooks
  • No fires or barbeques
  • No cutting of trees or reed around swims, fish only in the swims provided
  • All rubbish to be placed in the bins provided
  • No tin cans to be taken to the water side
  • No radios or televisions
  • Children aged 12 and over need a Junior Licence
  • Dogs must be well behaved and kept on a lead at all times.
  • All children under 14 years of age are to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Persons making excessive noise or causing annoyance to others will be asked to leave.
  • All fish are to be laid on mats for unhooking mat, not on the ground.
  • If you wish to fish before 9am, you must purchase your ticket the day before along with a barrier card at £10 to gain access to the park. This is refundable on return.
  • Anyone found breaking these rules will be asked to leave promptly by the bailiff or any other member staff.
  • No ledgering on the second and third lakes
  • Landing nets must be used at all times.


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