Location in South East:
Bentley, near Brentwood, Essex, England.
John Clark on 07939 074089
Please note Bentley Fishery is strictly for those over 18 years.
Summer fishing (March 1st - Actober 31st)
- Day ticket 6 am to 6 pm ... £15
- 12 hour night ticket 6pm to 6am ... £15
- 24 hour ticket ... £25
Winter fishing (November 1st - 28th February)
- Day ticket 7 am to sunset ... £10
- 24 hour ticket ... £20
- Large car park
- Clean flushing toilets
- Local restaurants deliver takeaways to ca park
Most quality carp baits i.e. fresh, frozen boilies, maize etc.
From Ongar on the A128 turn into Bentley. Go past the church and then turn right to the equestrian centre. Please phone before travelling to this venue.
Whats on Offer:
Situated between Brentwood and Ongar just off the A128, in Mores Lane.
Set within a mature private estate, this 3 ½ acre lake has 2 islands and
is heavily featured with trees, reeds and lilly’s, as a peaceful day ticket
fishery within the owners private grounds.
The lake is stocked with English mirror and common carp to 30lb with a
good head of 20lbs.
Access to Bentley Fishery is strictly controlled to ensure that the owners
and the anglers are not disturbed. Only valid day ticket holders are
permitted onto the fishing lake and there are strict rules. Our aim is to
provide anglers with a peaceful tranquil fishing experience with a chance
to catch some of the best quality true English common and mirror carp.
Bentley Fishery is a day ticket water for adults only (16 plus) and anglers
are required to pre-book, therefore you are always guaranteed a swim.
Night fishing is permitted for regulars only. Gates open at 6am and close
at 7pm summertime. There are toilet facilities. Please note that we do
not permit friends, guests or visitors on the fishery without prior
arrangement. The rules are for the benefit of the surrounding, ish and
1. Age limit is now strictly 18 years plus.
Bentley fishery is predominatley a night session venue,and not just for regulars only.
2. Bentley fishery has recently been transformed into an 8 peg venue with only 5 anglers permitted to fish at any one time which ensures a peaceful days fishing. This is now a carp only fishery with all silver fish removed from the venue with only hard fighting mirror and common carp to 30lb retained in the lake.
Bentley Fishery (previously John's Lake) is a quality water in beautiful surroundings. This is not an easy water, so don't expect a fish every cast. The fish in there are top notch and will give you a good fight ... a sense of satisfaction is felt when landed. I have membership to three local waters, but keep coming back to Bentleys. John is a top bloke and runs the fishery accordingly.
Mark Ellis - August 2007
Arrived late on the 31st August and John allowed us to pay a half day rate. I spoke to four other anglers who had been there all day and all were quite disappointed. The hair rigs, bite alarms and boilies were not proving succesful. One bream in the day.
I decided to fish very light and as poles are not permitted opted for two fourteen foot float rods with small quills and a size 16 with a meat and bread mix on the hook. I groundbaited lightly with some hemp, bread, and small shrimp pellets. The first hour was dead. Two hours before dusk and the dinner bell rang, I missed four bites before banking a 7lb 4oz bream in beautiful condition and did she go !!!
Two more over six pounds and fourteen skimmers, with a small common a cruscian and a 5lb tench on the other rod fishing a single sweetcorn over the same ground bait hard against the lillies in the bigger lake. Two and a half hours of magic without the big carp.
Rob John and Lucy
- August 2007
Editors Note: Please be aware that since Rob, John and Lucy posted this comment, several nettings have taken place at Bentley fishery and the silver fish have been removed from the lake. The fishey is now a carp fishing venue only.
Bentley Fishery, Essex is a fantastic venue with some stunning fish. I've caught five 6 different 20's from this lake on Spicy shrimp and prawn boilies, maggots on a clip and popped up maize. PVA bags and mesh work well with pellet ground bait, hemp, and crushed boilie. Never ignore the marginal bushes at this venue or around the smaller island. Early mornings a dusk are the most productive times of day.
- September 2007
A big thank you to John Clark of Bentley Fishery for the picture
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