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- River Lea Relief Channel -

Fishing Hut

Location in South East:
Fishers Green, Hertfordshire, England.

RMC angling on 01932 583630 or email to

Day Tickets:
Various season ticket options are available as are half-price winter permits [November onwards]. Check the RMC webiste for details.

Not available

Best Baits:
Boilies, maggots, casters, bread, paste.

Getting There:
From the M25 junction 26, take the A121 to Waltham Abbey. Turn right towards the town centre and continue for about half a mile. Take the third exit at the next roundabout onto the B194 [Crooked Mile] towards Broxbourne. After about one mile turn left into Stubbings Hall Lane. The first car park is on the right at the bottom of the lane.

The River Lea Relief Channel runs through hertfordshire's Lea Valley country park and is more like a canal than a river. This RMC controlled water is fast gaining a reputation as an excellent coarse fishing venue with excellent carp, bream and chub fishing on offer. [Excellent barbel fishing is also available on the nearby River Lea itself.] The channel carp go to 30lb, chub to 7lb and bream into double figures.

The head of the fishery is at Holyfield Lake where a weir links the lake to the channel. The weir itself attracts many carp all year round. It can however get very clogged with weed in the summer when the deeper swims further downstream are better places to try.

Boilies over a bed of hemp/pellets work well for carp as does the method feeder. The excellent chub can often be found in the middle sections of the channel. They often fall to boilies, pellets or ledgered cheese and bread.

* cars must be parked in the designated areas only
* Weils disease is prevalent in the Lea Valley, take care
* a maximum of five anglers may night fish the Relief Channel at any one time and places MUST be booked in advance from the RMC Angling office on 01932 583630.

November 2005: Double Delight at Fishers Green: A 14lb 4oz barbel has recently been caught at the River Lea at Fishers Green. Rob Ellis tempted the double figure barbel using a hair-rigged "overflavoured" pellet wrapped in paste

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