Catfish stock is quite high, as they have had a number of good breeding years. Two of the original stock are now over thirty pounds, the lake record is 40lb 8oz and there are about 18 fish between 15lb and mid twenties. The breed stock are now getting to over double figures.
Cobblers Mead, Corringham, Essex. 5 acres. Gravel pit, depths averaging 7 ft, one man made reed island and several lily beds. Pike to 25lb, also some very large eels to 7lb plus, good head of catfish to 38lb. The water is full of small roach and rudd, the bottom is gravel with occasional silt patches. Two rods only, barbless hooks only. Fishery gates are closed between 7pm and 7am. Bankside space is limited so large bivvies are out. Cost: ?5 day ticket, ?1 extra for second rod, night fishing the same, or ?30 membership plus ?3 for the key. Permits/Control: Basildon Angling Centre on 01268 520144. or Steve O'Rourke at County Angling on 01708 477834. Tickets can be bought from the bailiffs on the bank. Location: Leave the A13 at the Basildon and Corringham exit, follow the signs towards Fobbing. Go through Fobbing, past the Corringham town sign, after the fire station on the right, take a left turn into Herd lane, fishery car park is 200yds on the right.